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CNN poll: Obama’s approval down 8 points in one month

A new poll offers the most concrete evidence yet that President Obama is paying a political price for the series of controversies that have dogged his administration at the start of its second term.

CNN/Opinion Research poll published Monday shows Obama's approval rating dropping from 53 percent a month ago to 45 percent. Meanwhile, his disapproval rate rose nine points to 54 percent -- just shy of an all-time high for his presidency.