Over three in ten Americans praise Obama for clear job creation plan

November 12th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama New York, Nov.12 (ANI): Over three in ten Americans have praised US President Barack Obama for coming up with a clear job creation plan in the aftermath of the global fiscal crisis.

Thirty-eight percent say he has a clear job creation plan, while 54 percent say he does not, a new CBS News poll reveals.The president’s job approval rating continues to stand at 45 percent, matching his disapproval rating.

His approval rating on the economy, however, is negative: 40 percent approve of his handling of the economy while 53 percent disapprove.

A majority says they are optimistic about the next two years of Obama’s presidency and about the new Congress’ prospects for improving the nations’ economy.

Tax Cuts and Cooperation (or Lack Thereof): (Credit: CBS) Americans are roughly divided on whether the Bush-era tax cuts for households earning over $250,000 per year should be allowed to expire as scheduled at the end of the year.

While most Americans want both President Obama and Congressional Republicans to work toward compromise on a range of issues, they are skeptical that compromise will come.

And they blame the GOP for this.

While 73 percent said Obama would try to work with Republicans, just 45 percent say Republicans will try to work with the president.

Many see opposition as the GOP’s main goal: Nearly one in two say the main goal of Republicans in Congress is to block the president’s policies. Thirty-six percent say Republicans’ primary goal is to pass policies of their own.Americans don’t seem to want a standoff. (ANI)

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