US President Barack Obama has seen his approval ratings tumble in a new poll.

The poll, published today by news channel CNN, put President Obama’s overall job approval rating at 61%, down from 76% in February.

More than one third of respondents (37%) said they disapprove of how the new US leader is doing his job.

70% said Mr Obama is 'a strong and decisive leader,' down from 80% in February, while just 53% said he has a 'clear plan for solving the nation's problems,' down from 64%.