According to today's CNN poll

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a government investigation into classified leaks. 


The president's approval rating stands at 45%, down from 53% in mid-May. And 54% say they disapprove of how Obama's handling his job, up nine points from last month. It's the first time in CNN polling since November 2011 that a majority of Americans have had a negative view of the president. (source)

The President has gone through probably the roughest news month since he first assumed the Presidency, what with the allegations of IRS unfairness, seizing records of AP journalists, seizing the records of Fox News reporter James Rosen, allegations of dishonesty in describing the Benghazi embassy attack, and the recent controversy over anti-terrorist data mining of Americans' Internet and telephone activities. 

I think Obama has to take swift action or the Dems may be facing a disaster in the upcoming elections. One action

I think it's long overdue to dump Attorney General Holder who seems unnecessarily evasive whenever some sort of scandal pops up and seems to have some role in most of the aforementioned scandals. And let's not even get into his obfuscatory role in the disastrous "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking that went far enough awry that one of the weapons ended up being used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol officer.

His inability to ever accept responsibility for anything is hurting the President. 

What do you think the President should do?

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