Obama's Approval Ratings Fell Through 2013

(Princeton, NJ) -- America isn't happy with the President. Gallup reports President Obama's approval rating dropped steadily throughout 2013, wrapping up at 41-percent. Budget battles, NSA revelations and a fumbled healthcare law rollout all played a part in the decline. In a year peppered with issues, the President saw his only approval uptick in April after the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent memorial. The federal government's budget sequestration caused the most severe hit to the rating, bringing approval below 50-percent for the first time that year.