President Barack Obama waves upon arriving at the White House late Wednesday (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
If the November election were held today, and only business owners could vote, President Barack Obama would lose in a landslide, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey, released Thursday, found that 35 percent of that relatively small minority of Americans approve of the job he's doing, while 59 percent disapprove.
The figure slipped from 41 percent approval in the first quarter of 2012, Gallup said. The organization underlined that the decline came in March and April, well before the Republican onslaught on his remarks about small businesses owing some of their success to government investments in things like infrastructure and education.
"Thus it is not yet clear whether those comments have led to further deterioration in Obama's standing among small-business owners," Gallup said.Read More »from Obama slumps among business owners: Gallup