Skip to comments.CNN Poll: President's approval nearing 50%
Posted on 12/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PST by mikelets456
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating, a crucial indicator of his reelection chances, is on the rise, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll out Tuesday also indicates that the partisan battle over extending the payroll tax cut may be partially responsible for the jump in the president's numbers.
Full results (pdf)
According to the survey, 49% of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, up five points from last month, with 48% saying they disapprove, down six points from mid-November. The 49% approval rating is the president's highest since May, when his number hit 54% thanks to a bounce following the killing of Osama bin Laden. Since then, in CNN polling, Obama's approval rating has hovered in the mid-40s.
"President Barack Obama's approval rating appears to be fueled by dramatic gains among middle-income Americans," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "The data suggest that the debate over the payroll tax is helping Obama's efforts to portray himself as the defender of the middle class."
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Uh, hello, “end of war” in Iraq? Too bad for Obama, he doesn’t have many more wars to end.
As long as people pay them attention polls will keep lying to people. Ignore polls, all of them.
Time for Barry’s toadies in the state run “media” to start polishing up his image. We’ve got a big election coming up doncha know.
All BS, It’s CNN (The Communist News Network)!!!
Rasmussen still has him circling the bowl in the very low 40’s
Rush talked about this today. The sampling numbers are skewed. They under sampled the Republicans for instance.
Maybe Republicans (including many here on this forum) need to stop slinging mud at all our guys (and girls) and focus that rage at the one destroying this country.
That’s great CNN~!!
All yur listeners will be happy!!
both of them!
CNN-Obama trying to justify to the unwashed how good The Anointed/Appointed/Selected One truly is.
Sure, just flat out lie, and make up anything you want.
The poll was taken in the White House. Respondent Michelle Obama was unavailable - so the one vote from BO represents 50% of those polled on a daily basis.
ROFLOL at how CNN tries to put a positive spin on Obama’s poor polling numbers. What this really shows is that more than half of our citizens do not approve of Obama and can not wait until that intruder is out of our White House.
Amazingly, Obama’s ‘dramatic’ improvement among the ‘middle class’ comes in tandem with news that his campaign is abandoning attemtps to win support of blue collar whites, because that demographic is deemed to be beyond his reach.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh I see CNN is posting the usual BS..they are the Communist News Network for a reason
I know these polls are BS. I think he is in the low 30% realistically. But these BS polls are ticking me off...
Don't think that's going to stop anytime soon unfortunately...it's Primary season and seems to go with the territory. Everybody wants their candidate to win regardless of the arguments opposing them.
What we can do is hope a few will get behind the most electable candidate who can win against Obama and get the work done in Washington ASAP when they get there....and has the tools to get it done. That alone eliminates some of them.
As someone here most astutely observed-Polls are for strippers.