United States

Obama approval rating up to 60%


A new poll conducted for Associated Press by GfK and Roper Public Affairs and Communications gives President Obama a new lift with 60% now approving of his handling of his job as president. This figure is up from 53% in a similar poll in March, with 39% disapproving, a fall from 45% in March.

Obama, say 53%, deserves to be re-elected next year, up from a low of 39% in November last year (2010).

The same poll asks about the performance of Congress and its two main parties.

When ask if they approved or disapproved of the way Congress is handling its job, just 30% approved with 68% disapproving. A similar question when asked about the Democrats in Congress gave them a 43% approval and 56% disapproval rating. Whilst the Republicans got a 32% approval and 66% disapproval rating.

Although these new figures might suggest that this is still a reflection of the news about the death of Osama bin Laden, the president also seems to be doing well on the economic question. Of those asked if he was doing a good job on the economy, 52% approved, up from 47% in March and 47% disapproved, down from 53% in march.

The full poll can be found here.

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