Americans split on Obama's first year, poll findsNo one should be surprised at this result. The Real Clear Politics average which tracks multiple polls measuring approval for Obama is at an all time low:
January 12, 2010 1:09 p.m. EST
Washington (CNN) -- Americans are giving Barack Obama a split decision on his first year in office, according to a national poll released Tuesday.
Forty-eight percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey said Obama's presidency has been a failure so far, while 47 percent of respondents said the year has been a success.
The poll's release came just eight days before Obama marks one year in the White House.
The survey indicated that Obama's approval rating as president stands at 51 percent, down 3 points from last month, with 48 percent disapproving, up 4 points from December.
"Only 44 percent approve of how Obama is handling the economy; just four in 10 give him a thumbs-up on health care, and his approval rating on the federal deficit has plunged to 36 percent. Those are three of the four most important issues on the public's mind today," Holland said.
"The president's ratings also suffer from the growing perception that he is too liberal," he said: Forty-six percent feel that way today, up 10 points from March.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
CNN Poll on Obama's First Year Finds Half the Country Thinks Obama's First Year was a Failure
This can't be good news for Team Obama!
Posted by Mike's America at 1/12/2010