Saturday, January 22, 2011
Things appear to be looking up a bit for President Obama who on Friday posted his highest job approval numbers in nearly a year in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
Tacking to the center after the Democrats’ disastrous showing in the midterm elections, most notably with the Bush tax cut deal, seems to be paying off for the president.
Most voters (57%) also have a favorable opinion of Obama’s response to the recent tragic shootings of a congresswoman and the killing of six others in Arizona, although they feel the incident will have no lasting impact on the political debate in the country. On the other hand, voters give mixed marks to the media’s handling of the shootings, and most (56%) say the coverage focused too much on the political angle of the story.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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