[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/29/art.obama.0129.f.gi.jpg caption="President Obama while speaking to Congressional Republicans cited a CNN poll released Friday."] (CNN) - President Obama is following CNN's latest polling on the economic stimulus bill.
The president made reference to our poll released earlier Friday showing that while 56 percent of Americans oppose the stimulus measure as a whole, they approve of many of its specific initiatives.
"There was an interesting headline on CNN today. Americans disapprove of stimulus, but like every policy in it," Obama said during his remarks at the House Republican Retreat in Baltimore. "There was a poll that showed if you broke it down into its component parts, 80 percent approved of the tax cuts, 80 percent approved of the infrastructure, 80 percent approved of the assistance to the unemployed."
But CNN Polling Director Keating Holland notes the president wasn't entirely accurate in his recitation of the poll's findings.
"Obama's summary of the CNN/Opinion Research poll was largely correct but the president misstated one of the poll results," Holland said. "The poll found that 70 percent of Americans approved of the tax cuts in the stimulus package, ten points lower than Obama indicated. Roughly eight in ten Americans approve of increased spending on roads and bridges and assistance to people who lost their jobs, as the President noted."