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President Underwood Is More Popular Than Obama

And he has, you know, killed people

(Newser) - Bad news for President Obama: Even Scandal's cheating, borderline-alcoholic President Grant and House of Cards' murderous, lying President Underwood are more popular than he is. A Reuters -Ipsos poll compared Obama to a bunch of fictional TV presidents, and the results were not good for Obama. His approval rate... More »

Obama's Approval Rating Jumps

To 48%, a 20-month high

(Newser) - It is indeed a merry Christmas for President Obama, whose approval rating has jumped to 48%, a 20-month high, CNN reports. The increase comes alongside Obama's unilateral actions on immigration and Cuba relations , both of which have been popular, polls show; CNN also pins the jump on "improving... More »

Voters Sour on Obama, Warm to GOP Congress

Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has sunk to a new low, and a majority of the public would now prefer that Republicans control Congress as a check on his power, a new Washington Post / ABC News poll reveals. Obama's approval dropped 5 points to 41%, his lowest ever... More »

Sea Change on Immigration? 64% Support Citizenship Path

73% of GOP do when told of fines, taxes

(Newser) - Support for a citizenship path for undocumented immigrants has reached 64%, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. While 80% of Democrats and 54% of independents agree, Republicans are more divided, with 51% opposing the idea and 47% supporting it. That changed, however, when respondents were informed of fines, required... More »

Obama Approval Slips Down to 50%

Loses big edge over GOP on economy

(Newser) - Before his second inauguration, President Obama enjoyed a 55% approval rating—but thanks to concerns over the economy, the figure has dropped again to 50%, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Following Obama's reelection, Americans trusted him over congressional Republicans on the economy by 18 points; now the gap... More »

Poll: Obama Clinging to Lead

Pessimistic voters not enthused about either candidate

(Newser) - President Obama is still on course to narrowly win a second term despite recent setbacks, according to the latest Wall Street Journal /NBC poll. Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney 47% to 44%, according to the poll. The survey also finds the president further ahead in a dozen swing states... More »

Obama Winning Among Veterans

Most believe Iraq war was unsuccessful

(Newser) - After a decade of war, America's troops aren't feeling very war-like. President Obama currently leads Mitt Romney among veterans who have served since the Gulf War by seven points—a wider lead than he has among the general populace—according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll , and many say... More »

Another Poll: Obama Tumbling

Approval rating drops 9 points in a month

(Newser) - Another poll has found President Obama's approval ratings falling sharply, and the Republican contenders gaining. The New York Times / CBS poll found that Obama's approval rating has dropped 9 points from just a month ago to 41%, with voters increasingly unsure about his handling of foreign affairs.... More »

Gas Price Hikes Sink Obama in Poll

Latest poll shows Republicans are closing the gap

(Newser) - Just when it looked like the improving economy would lift President Obama's popularity ratings, along come soaring gas prices to drag them down. A record 50% of people now "strongly disapprove" of Obama's handling of the economy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Gas prices... More »

Obama Leads Romney, Santorum by Double Digits

President's approval rating shoots to 53%

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has jumped 9 percentage points over four months to 53%, and he's posting double-digit leads over his top Republican opponents, a poll finds. Obama leads Mitt Romney by 10 points, 53% to 43%, and Rick Santorum by 11 points, 53% to 42%. Competing against... More »

Obama Nails Clear Lead in Romney Matchup Poll

Obama tops Romney 51%-45%, as economy lifts Prez's approval rating

(Newser) - Even as Mitt Romney moves firmly into the lead in the GOP presidential nomination race, the improving economy is lifting President Obama ahead of Romney, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . Head to head, Obama now leads Romney 51% to 45% among registered voters—and 54% to 43%... More »

Gingrich Leads Among GOP, Loses With All Others

Romney, Gingrich both behind Obama, as prez approval rises

(Newser) - Nationwide, Newt Gingrich has opened a nine-point lead over Mitt Romney among Republican voters—but the former House speaker's negatives remain high with independents and Democrats, making Romney a stronger candidate head-to-head against President Obama, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Gingrich beats Romney among Republicans... More »

Obama's Approval in Third Year: a So-So 44%

It's down from 57 in year one and 47 last year

(Newser) - Republicans will like this trend: President Obama's approval rating in his third full year averaged 44%, reports Gallup . That's down from 47% in year two and 57% in year one. The president topped out at 53% in May (around the time of Osama bin Laden's killing) and... More »

Obama's Approval Swells to 49%

Strongest since March as president improves among conservatives

(Newser) - President Obama's job-approval numbers remain poor, but at 49% they have rebounded to their strongest point since March, showing substantial improvements from young voters, seniors, and independents in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Since September, Obama's approval rating has risen by 9 percentage points among Democrats, to... More »

Congress' New Approval Rating Low: 9%

Just when you thought 11% rating couldn't go lower...

(Newser) - Congress’ approval ratings have sunk to their lowest since CBS and the New York Times started keeping track in 1977: Just 9% of Americans now approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 11% last month. Only a tenth of Americans trust the government to make generally sound decisions,... More »

Obama Hits 51% Disapproval as Speech Looms

Just 44% approve of his job in office

(Newser) - With a major speech approaching , President Obama's disapproval ratings have once again climbed above 50%, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. While 44% of Americans approve of Obama's work in office, the new poll finds that 51% disapprove. Some 44% say they're likely to vote Republican... More »

Hot New iPhone App: Obama Countdown Clock

It's either counting down to start of 2nd term ... or end of his presidency

(Newser) - Not an Obama fan? Then you might want to jump on this bandwagon and download the "Obama Clock," which is currently No. 2 on the iTunes App Store’s best-seller list for "reference” apps. The 99-cent iPhone app tracks the president’s popularity according to Rasmussen polling... More »

Yet Another Cave-In to GOP Shows Obama in a 'Bubble'

He seems unaware of how weak he looks: Cenk Uygur

(Newser) - Cenk Uygur heaves a big sigh on behalf of progressives over President Obama's decision to postpone his jobs speech at the behest of Republicans. Obama comes off looking weak and defeated yet again, writes Uygur in Salon . He once held out hope that this pattern was part of a... More »

Obama's Economic Approval Sinks to New Low of 26%

Numbers are lower in nearly every area since 2010

(Newser) - More data from the latest Gallup poll is trickling out, and—surprise, surprise!—it's not good news for President Obama. When it comes to handling the economy, his approval rating has sunk to a new low of 26%. That's down 11 percentage points since mid-May; his previous... More »

Americans Fed Up With Obama, GOP on Economy

GOP scores lower, but Obama's numbers plummeting

(Newser) - When it comes to the economy, the public is getting increasingly fed up with pretty much everyone in Washington. Roughly equal numbers blame President Obama and the Republicans for the state of the economy, according to a new Washington Post poll. And though Obama scores slightly higher than Republicans when... More »

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