In June, the number who Strongly Approve of Obama’s job performance fell to 23%. That matches the lowest total of his time in office. The low of 23% was first reached two months ago. In May, the number who Strongly Approved bounced up two points following the news about Osama bin Laden. This is just one of many measures showing that the president received a modest bounce following the bin Laden news and that the bounce has faded. Since July 2009, the number Strongly Approving of the president’s performance has ranged from a low of 23% to a high of 31%. By comparison, 43% Strongly Approved of the president’s performance in January 2009, the month he took office.
Young adults are most positive about their standard of living, followed by those living in upper-income households, among key subgroups. At the other end of the spectrum, those who are unemployed, divorced, separated from their spouse, or living in lower-income households are least positive about their standard of living.