Obama: My Low Approval Ratings Reflect Public Unhappiness With … Congress

Barack Obama told CBS yesterday that his low approval numbers are a result of weatherEuropean earthquakebad luckthe tea partythe internet… public unhappiness with Congress.

President Barack Obama prepares to putt while playing golf as a photographer, left, looks on at the Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP)

The AP reported:

President Barack Obama says his low approval rating is a reflection of public unhappiness with Congress.

Obama tells CBS in an interview broadcast Sunday that he’s “impacted,” just like Congress, when people aren’t happy with Washington.

He says he understands that his arguments that the country would have been worse off if he hadn’t taken certain actions don’t resonate with the millions of unemployed people.

The president, who’s vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, says he expects to be judged in November 2012 on whether things have improved.

Recent public opinion polls have shown Obama’s job approval rating at near 40 percent, the lowest of his presidency.

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