Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The winter of discontent for Obama's poll numbers

President Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen below 50 percent.
President Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen below 50 percent.

Conservative Karl Rove kicked off a list of complaints about President Barack Obama with this statement: "Barack Obama has won a place in history with the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year: 49 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove of his job performance in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll."

We checked the historical record and found that Rove got it right , with a few caveats, so we rated his statement Mostly True. We also learned which former president's ratings were the most like Obama's. Hint: It's not a Democrat! Read our complete item for details.