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NBC/WSJ poll shows gap between popularity of president and his policies
By Mark Murray
Deputy political director
WASHINGTON - Despite the country's struggling economy and vocal opposition to some of his policies, President Obama's favorability rating is at an all-time high. Two-thirds feel hopeful about his leadership and six in 10 approve of the job he's doing in the White House.
"Obama’s approval ratings plummet"
Wow! Only a month ago, Obama’s popularity rating stood at 78%. Now, after only one month in office, tripped up by nominating ethically-challenged cabinet officers and promoting the pork laden porkulous bill, his popularity is down below 63%. Obama’s political capital is falling almost as fast as the stock market, which is scared to death the inexperienced Illinois legislator has no clue, which is, in fact, true.
In the survey, 68 percent have a favorable opinion of the president, including 47 percent whose opinion is "very positive" — both all-time highs for Obama in the poll. Moreover, 67 percent say they feel more hopeful about his leadership and 60 percent approve of his job in the White House.
Yet the percentage of Americans who are confident that Obama has the right goals and policies for the country — 54 percent — is slightly smaller, suggesting that the president is more popular than his policies are. An example: 57 percent tend to support the stimulus, compared with 34 percent who tend to oppose it.
Still, these attitudes about Obama have helped fuel a big jump in the percentage of Americans who believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction, according to the poll. In January’s NBC/Journal poll, 26 percent said the country was on the right track; now 41 percent think that.
Originally posted by tamusan
My vote is never tied to a particular party or person.
[edit on 4-3-2009 by tamusan]
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Not that polls mean much ... but here's more information Rasmussen
Obama approval 58%. Obama disapproval 41%
I don't know where the OP is getting 78% from.
A freebie indicates you rode the mainstream media wave and jumped on the "cool" wagon. You didn't even know any of his policies when you voted for the man did you? Was it his skin color or the fact that voting for him meant bragging rights to being part of a "historical milestone"?