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Gallup: President Obama's approval rating hits two-year low

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 1:21 p.m. MST

President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he exits Air Force One following his arrival at Love Field Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Dallas.

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President Barack Obama's overall approval rating dropped Wednesday to a near all-time record low.

According to Gallup, Obama's approval rating hit 39 percent Wednesday, before creeping back up to 42 percent Thursday.

The drop in approval is likely a result from what Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah described as a "disastrous rollout" of healthcare.gov, as well as Obama's attempt to simplify the new health care law that ultimately backfired. This drop is only the second-worst dip in approval for the current administration.

As reported by Fox News, the worst drop occurred in August 2011, when approval ratings fell to 38 percent.

The Daily Caller described how this drop followed a narrowly averted deadline on raising the debt ceiling, which caused Stock & Poor to downgrade the United States' credit rating for the first time ever, leading to a stock market crash.

The current crisis primarily involves a slew of technical online issues on the Afforable Care Act registration website, delayed health care coverage and broken promises about being able to keep health care plans that ACA has rendered nonviable.

Email: smerrell@deseretdigital.com

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