Public reviews of President Obama’s job performance have slipped as the general outlook is back to being as sour as it was before he took office in January 2009. Twice as many think his economic program has made the economy worse rather than better, raising the stakes for his jobs initiative this week.

Source: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post September 5, 2011
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