The latest Fox News poll SHOWS an uptick in public approval of President Obama’s job performance (54 percent) and a corresponding downtick in disapproval (39 percent).
But this improvement in Obama’s public standing isn’t mentioned until the eleventh paragraph of the Fox News online report on the poll. Instead, the report highlights the poll’s finding that a ”majority of Americans believe they will have to make changes to their health care coverage if the president’s plan is passed.”
It isn’t until the twelfth paragraph of the report that we learn that majorities of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
Nor does the report mention that the gap between approval (44 percent) and disapproval (48 percent) of Obama’s handling of health-care reform is only barely outside the poll’s stated margin of error (3 percentage points), which means that it’s almost a push on that question.