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Tumbling Down: Obama's approval rating takes another hit

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Can anything slow the steady and persistent rise in President Obama's disapproval rating?

It doesn't seem that way, especially as scandals involving the Department of Veterans Affairs, Internal Revenue Service and the White House's decision to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who may have deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, continue to dog the Obama administration and raise questions about whether the president is a competent leader.

In fact, according to the latest polling data from Gallup, President Obama's disapproval rating has increased to 55 percent, up from its previous posting of 54 percent.

His Gallup approval rating is floating at exactly 41 percent, which is now in line with a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey showing the same.

Again, at this point it doesn't appear that there will be any slowing to the the president's poor showing in the polls. As the conflict in Iraq continues to spiral out of control, and as congressional investigators continue to work to get to the bottom of the White House's many scandals, you can probably expect to see Obama's approval rating tumble even further.

The latest Gallup poll is based on a daily survey of 1,500 U.S. adults aged 18 or older. Interviews were conducted by telephone and the survey contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Results are based on a three-day rolling average.

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