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As I’ve reported several times in the past week (most recently HERE), President Obama is holding up well in the polls despite all the so-called scandals swirling about his administration.
Nor is their much reason to expect that situation to change any time soon, as Jill Lawrence EXPLAINS:
Given the noise level on Capitol Hill, cable TV, and social media, Obama’s 50 percent-plus showings in recent polls from CNN, Pew, and ABC/Washington Post seem somewhat surprising. But two veteran political pollsters, one from each party, say that Obama can expect to maintain his standing as long as …
Two major public-opinion polls released this week have lots of good news for President Obama and lots of bad news for the Republican Party.
The first of these is the CNN/ORC survey, which includes THESE RESULTS:
The new numbers indicate that Obama remains popular, with 79% of Americans saying the president is likable…
“This underscores just how important the president’s personal characteristics have been to him, and how useful it is to the White House that IRS, Benghazi, and AP controversies have not dimmed Obama’s personal popularity so far,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The RESULTS of a new CNN/ORC poll are mostly good news for President Obama.
The principal take-aways from this survey are these:
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president’s approval rating was at 51% in CNN’s last poll, which was conducted in early April.
“That two-point difference is well within the poll’s sampling error, so it is a mistake to characterize it as a gain for the president,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Nonetheless, an approval rating that has not dropped and remains over 50% …
A funny thing about problems in the executive branch of the federal government — some of which are actual scandals — is that they don’t always badly hurt a president’s approval rating among the American populace.
And in some cases, the dip in a president’s popularity arising from scandal is relatively short-lived.
Two examples are instructive in this regard.
When the arms-for-hostages Iran-Contra scandal emerged in late 1986, Ronald Reagan’s approval rating in the Gallup poll quickly plummeted from 63 percent to 47 percent and stayed relatively low throughout 1987. But his numbers jumped back to the upper 50s and …
Warmongers Lindsay Graham and John McCain aren’t going to like THIS:
Most Americans continue to say that the U.S. does not have a responsibility to intervene in Syria and think that North Korea is a threat that can be contained for now, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.
Sixty-two percent of Americans continue to say the United States does not have a responsibility to intervene in the fighting in Syria, while 24 percent of Americans think the United States does have a responsibility to do something about the fighting between government forces and anti-government groups there …