TOPICS: Obama approval rating, policies of Obama, GOP and Democratic leaders in Congress, tax cut bill
Full results (pdf)
Apparently the deal on across the board tax cuts have been a plus for everyone in Washington. By working with congressional Republicans ( finally ), Obama will benefit in 3 ways. First, he will be able to get things done quickly. Second those things they do get done will be more effective than the first 2 years, especially for the number one issue which is the economy. ( No, it's not DADT... )
And finally his approval ratings will go up. For Obama, reaching across the aisle will be a win for him and a win for the American people.
As always: people want all their tax cuts, they want all their unemployment benefits, and they want social security for grandma... but get outraged once they see how much all that increases the deficit. Americans need to put their money where their mouth is! You want your benefits, pay for it! You want tax cuts for the rich? Someone still will have to pay for that! And it will be you, middle class, you and your children!
I can't help but notice that the 'voice of the people' republicans and their policies still have lower approval rating than congressional democrats and President Obama.
According to the PDF, The poll didn't include anyone age 18 through 34, who most likely would have been more favorable toward Pres. Obama. Why no 18-34 year olds????
I find it very depressing when major stories about a possible war in Korea only gets 2 comments but a story about Palin and school lunches gets 300.....where are our priorities?
Governing should NOT be a popularity contest where the polls are used to set the agenda for our future.
We must never forget, that Americians are great people, not to lose our sense of corporation with one another – if the president (Obama) can work with both sides (Dem and Gop) in the best interest of the Americian people – then, dam it I say he is doing a great job. Just my opinion!
It is interesting to note that some people think that President Obama is finally reaching across the aisle. He began his administration with repeated attempts to include Republicans in his cabinet and to get the opinions of the minority party. However, they were more interested in scoring points with the extreme right wing nutjobs of their party and they basically spit in his face. They are the obstructionists, the opportunists who only want to play politics while the rest of us want to get the country out of the mess that they and the Bush regime caused.
This is the first President that has done so many positive things in the first 2 years of his presidency and his poll numbers are still positive...sad...people wake up and smell the coffee..give him his credit where it is due, shame on you all!
Very interesting poll. To sum it up – Obama is doing what he needs to do to get the job done. Yay!The Republicans are lucky to be in the position they are in and their only saving grace is that they are getting money from corporate big-wigs who in turn get tax breaks. It still is a shame to see the political agenda takes a much higher priority than the constituants. The GOP policy of obstruction, media rigging, and mud slinging can only go so far from what I can read from this poll.
I call for every election day to be an official bank holiday so the turn out will be much high. The Republicants will not be able to vote along with their party agenda too long after that.
"Why no 18-34 year olds????"
They are an inconvenience to carefully manipulated "news" media narratives.
"where are our priorities?"
I dunno...maybe CNN can ask Snooki for us.
@ Greg... If everyone stop blogging on Sarah Palin maybe Cnn will stop posting. It just a thought..There are too many issue to worry about than Palin. She not worth it.