After “best week ever” only 37% approve of Obama on economy

Yesterday, NBC’s First Read described Obama’s “last seven days” as “his best week — politically — since his inauguration.” Later that day, NBC released their latest poll and the the results can only be interpreted as discouraging for the White House.

Yes, Obama’s overall approval rating was up to 52% from 49% a month ago. But that is even lower than the 53% he scored after extending the Bush tax last December. More troubling for the White House, only 37% of adults approve of Obama’s handling of the economy. That is his lowest rating ever in the NBC poll. Also of note, the percentage of adults believing the economy will get worse is up 4 points to 25%. A plurality, 43% believe the economy will stay about the same.

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