WASHINGTON (CNN) - After passing the 100 days benchmark, President Obama pushes on with a daunting task ahead of him: Tackling foreign and domestic issues while dealing with a Republican Party opposed to nearly all his major economic initiatives.
President Obama faces daunting foreign and domestic policy challenges in the next 100 days.
The second 100 days will be a critical test of Obama's power in getting key legislative priorities - such as economic recovery, health care, energy and immigration - passed.
With recent polls showing the American public giving him a job approval rating in the mid-60s, he already starts off on the right footing.
But a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. Poll out Monday suggests that Obama is personally more popular than his policies. The poll showed that three in four Americans feel Obama has the personal qualities a president should have. But when the respondents were asked if they agree with the president on the issues, that number drops to 57 percent.
For Republicans, the support is more than lackluster: Only 28 percent say Obama is doing a good job.