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SOTU Scoop: Halloween edition
October 31st, 2013
05:38 PM ET

SOTU Scoop: Halloween edition

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, October 31, 2013.

1. Frightening numbers for Obama. This Halloween is neither trick nor treat for the President, whose public opinion numbers have plunged. According to a Gallup's daily tracking poll released Thursday, only 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing, with 51% giving him a thumbs down. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows the President with only a 42 percent job approval rating - an all-time low for Obama in that poll - and a 51 percent disapproval rating. All recent polling suggests the overall reason the President's numbers have taken a dive is because of a series of controversies that have stymied his administration and Americans are frustrated and angry about the direction of the country.

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