This poll is better for Obama than the WSJ/NBC poll, new CBS/NYT Poll released today
Republican criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the economy and other issues does not appear to be having much effect on the president's popularity, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. Mr. Obama's overall approval rating now stands at 63 percent, unchanged from last month. Just one in four Americans says they disapprove of the president.
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Dem better start using the f**king mandate the American people gave them, i am sick and tired of this bipartisan crap. Why would you want to compromise with a Party at the brink of extinction.
The Democratic Party is currently far enjoys far more popularity than its Republican opposition. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, while just 28 percent have a favorable view of the Republican Party.
And while Democrats are united - 90 percent approve of their party - just 64 percent of Republicans approve of the Republican Party. Independents have a far more favorable view of the Democratic Party (51 percent approve) than the Republican Party (28 percent approve.)
Other results from the poll
On the issue deemed most important by Americans - the economy - the president holds a 57 percent approval rating. Thirty-five percent disapprove. Mr. Obama also enjoys majority approval on his handling of foreign policy (59 percent) and the threat of terrorism (57 percent
Good news for Gitmo
More Americans now support closing the military prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba than support keeping the facilities open, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds.
Forty-eight percent of Americans want the facilities closed, while slightly fewer – 40 percent – believe they should be kept open.
In April, by contrast, more Americans supported keeping the prison open (47 percent) than supported closing it (40 percent).
Eight in ten of those who support closing Guantanamo still believe it should be closed even if that means bringing detainees to prisons in the United States.
WSJ/NBC poll GOP approval is at an all time low
25 percent hold a favorable view of the Republican Party, which is an all-time low for it in the poll
45 percent hold a favorable view of the Democratic Party.
Add this to the devastating Gallup poll on Health care,the GOP was rated lower than insurance companies at 34%.
Memo to Dems in congress, pls no more bipartisan crap.