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Obama pressed as approval rating falls

President Barack Obama visits Midwestern states next week on a three-day bus tour. (Associated Press)
President Barack Obama visits Midwestern states next week on a three-day bus tour. (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – As he sets out on a three-day bus tour of the Midwest focused on the economy, President Barack Obama is coming under growing pressure from fellow Democrats to put forward a more aggressive strategy to create jobs than the one he has been touting for months.

Obama has offered a jobs package crafted to win Republican support in a divided Congress. But he faces two distinct problems: Republicans say they won’t vote for several pieces of the plan. And Democrats contend the program, even if enacted in full, would fall short of what’s needed to boost job growth or revive Obama’s political prospects.

White House advisers said the president’s economic team is working on a new approach to jump-starting the sluggish economy.

Sunday, Gallup reported Obama’s overall approval rating had fallen to 39 percent in its daily tracking, the worst in his presidency.

Any advice you'd like to offer the president?




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