April 6th, 2009
04:05 PM ET
11 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama approval remains high

 Obama's approval rating stands at 66 percent.

Obama's approval rating stands at 66 percent.

(CNN) - As he wraps up a week-long trip abroad that drew positive headlines across Europe, President Barack Obama's approval rating remains high at home, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday.

Obama draws a 66 percent approval rating in the latest CNN poll, a number that has remained statistically unchanged over the last month. That number is based on positive ratings from virtually all Democrats; two-thirds of Republicans disapprove of what the president has done in office so far.

"Polls indicate that Americans aren't blaming Obama yet for current economic conditions, so his rating remains robust despite the recession," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In addition, a fairly successful overseas trip usually helps a president win over a few converts."

The poll, which surveyed 1,023 Americans, was conducted between April 3-5 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus three point

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  1. pam Eugene OR

    I am so impressed by your comment. It is rare to find nonpartisan comments here. I wish there were more people like you who are willing to give our President a fair chance.

    April 6, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. arithmetic is liberal

    floridian April 6th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

    Many of these comments keep saying that President Obama is "bright", "intelligent", "smart". Why, then, does he have to keep reading his press conferences, his responses to media questions, and any other things he does off-the-cuff? He took 12 teleprompters with him on his trip. And don't tell me he has to be careful of every word he says 'cause he will be attacked for a mis-spoken word. I would hope he'd be able to simply answer questions from the heart and not from any point paper.

    Because when you're the leader of the free world, what you say affects everyone. A mispoken word can have devastating effects. Re: pick-your-favorite-Bush-quote from 2001-2009.

    April 6, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. km in STL

    I am in the minority that do not approve then.

    April 6, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Sally, IN

    I'd like to add to the poll, he gets my approval as well. He's doing a fantastic job and I'm so happy I voted for him. I can't wait to vote for him again. Hopefully we will have 8 years of a White House that we can trust and a president that we believe in.

    Kudos Mr. President–keep up the good work.

    April 6, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Jane, SD

    I love him. He looked so tired at the French town hall meeting, but he was pressing on. I think he's doing a great job and anyone who thinks otherwise is either a sore loser Republican or Michael-wannabe- Steele.

    April 6, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  6. tk in IL

    So what you are telling us is that of the billions of people that make up our country, approximately 600 or so approve of his job so far? Or would it be more accurate to say of the 1023 people in the democratic wing asked approximately 600 or so approve? Which is it?

    April 6, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  7. freed_from_w

    Mark @ 4:20:
    "Obama is a failure. He lied about everything he campaigned on. His gov't spending will drive the country into bankruptcy."

    He's been in office for three months. That's about 6.25% of his term. (if there is only one.)Impatient, are we?

    And it may just be me, but if I'm not mistaken the country was approaching bankruptcy already. This OMGEVILLL government spending that seems to be haunting your nightmares is meant to remedy that by stimulating a stagnant economy left over from the W disaster.

    April 6, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  8. Sharon

    The man hit the road running and hasn't stopped yet. Like he said, he may make mistakes but it is evident his eye is on making America better, not the next election cycle – something we aren't seeing with a lot of our politicians. I will continue to hold Bush and the republicans responsible for the mess we are in until it is fixed. It took a long time to get here and it will take a long time to come back. I find him and Michelle to be a breath of fresh air in the stinky world of politics.

    April 6, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Mandy, TX

    Cool, but I don't think the poll is right, everybody I know thinks the Prez is awesome; He should have like a 90% ratings, stop hating on the Prez. I wish we got pictures of First Lady Michelle returning home.

    April 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. indiana voter


    You're right. President Clinton started the great divide and now Obama is carrying it on, by dividing even more! Besides, I just quoted the poll, like you liberals that always quote polls. I am just speaking in terms that you are more familiar with, by using polls.

    April 6, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. tedious898

    Thank you Obama supporters for giving us a chance to bring America back to a respectable position around the world.

    I really feel bad for our President. I can't recall in 50 years of living seeing a person work so hard to be hated by so many. President Obama is fighting all sorts of problems and I constantly here him called names and see him continually disparaged. Is it just bigotry or traitors that believe we should spend money in other countries and get totally upset spending money here – saving our out country.

    April 6, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
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