By: Mario Trujillo (The Hill)
Nearly six in 10 people disapprove of President Obama’s job performance in a new poll by the Associated Press, the highest rating recorded by the newswire.
According to the AP-GFK survey released Wednesday, 59 percent disapprove of Obama’s job performance while 41 percent approve.
A similar poll released by the news outlet in January found 45 percent approved of him while 53 percent disapproved.
Other recent polling has found Obama’s disapproval rating slightly lower, remaining in the low 50s. A CBS News poll Tuesday showed 50 percent disapproval, while Gallup has his disapproval at 52 percent.
In the AP poll, only 40 percent approve of Obama’s handling of international relations, a new low. The newswire notes that Obama’s handling of foreign policy is usually neutral.
Fifty-seven percent dislike his handling of the situation in Ukraine, where the Crimean region of the country voted this month to gain independence and join Russia.
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