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CNN Poll: Obama Underwater on Key Issues

Chicago Undercover Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 12:32 PM
It's exactly that mindset that is the problem in our society. As long as we only expect our representatives to be better than the other guys, that's all we'll get. Why can't we simply look at his approval ratings on their own merits as a reflection of how well he's doing HIS job? But long as he's doing better than those damned Republicans we can guarantee to keep Democrats in power. After all, that's REALLY what's most important, right?

The good news for Obama admirers?  He's back at 51 percent overall approval in this survey -- as opposed to quite a lot of early 2013 polling.  The bad news?  His approval rating is upside down on virtually every major issue:

Economy: 44% Approve, 54% Disapprove

Federal Budget Deficit: 38% Approve, 58% Disapprove

Taxes: 46% Approve, 52% Disapprove

Illegal Immigration: 44% Approve, 50% Disapprove

Gun Policy: 45% Approve, 52% Disapprove

Health care policy: 44% Approve, 54% Disapprove