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President Obama's approval rating sits at 41 percent

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According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, President Obama's approval rating is tied for the lowest mark since he took office.

41 percent of respondents in the poll approve of Obama's performance, while his approval rating for foreign policy sits at just 37 percent.

The president has been under fire due to recent foreign policy issues, including the prisoner exchange scandal involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and current turmoil in Iraq.

The poll shows 54 percent of people don't think Obama "is able to lead the country and get the job done."

Findings attribute the less-than-favorable approval rating to a downward trend just in this last year, as respondents believe his performance worsened since 2013. Mr. Obama also lost support from the Hispanic population, dropping to 44 percent from 67 percent at the start of last year.

However, the poll reports two-thirds of people agree with the president's goal to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The majority of respondents also don't blame President Obama for the problem-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs.

1,000 adults were surveyed from June 11 to June 15. Find the poll here.

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