Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Soars to 55 Percent
January 25, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his “State of the Union” address tonight, a new poll shows his once stagnant approval rating soaring. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey found that 55 percent of all Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job. This new figure is the highest the President’s rating has been in well over a year. Despite a still-sputtering economy, high unemployment and a barrage of rancorous attacks from the right-wing for the past two-years, Americans are happy with Obama’s overall performance.
Since the “shellacking” suffered by the Democrats in the November mid-term elections, President Obama has engineered a remarkable turnaround, aided by his legislative successes in the lame-duck Congressional session and the high marks received after his magnificent speech delivered after the Tucson massacre.
“Fifty-five percent of people questioned in the poll say they approve of how Obama’s handling his duties in the White House, with 44 percent saying they disapprove.”
‘”The 55 percent figure is seven points higher than in December and 13 points higher than his September mark,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “The president’s approval rating has not been this high since November of 2009 in CNN polling.”‘
The poll also found that 52 percent of Americans believe that Obama’s policies will move the country in the right direction.
Although a majority say they approve of Obama’s handling of our national security and foreign policy, a majority of Americans are not yet sold on the President’s handling of the economy and the federal deficit.
The entire CNN poll can be found here.
Photo Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza