Six in ten Americans are satisfied with Obama’s first 100 days in office

April 25th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): Six in ten Americans are satisfied with Obama’s first 100 days in office

According to a FOX News poll, Obama’s job approval rating comes in at 62 percent, down just three points from the 65 percent approval he received after his first week in office. Twenty-nine percent of Americans disapprove.

In addition, most people say Obama is doing a better job than they expected (26 percent) or meeting expectations (56 percent). Few say he is doing worse than expected (16 percent).

The president’s approval is nearly identical to the job rating George W. Bush received at the same point in his first term, as 63 percent of Americans approved and 22 percent disapproved (April 18-19, 2001). One noticeable difference is that approval of Obama is much more divided along partisan lines today than Bush’s ratings were eight years ago.

There is a wide 68-percentage point gap between the number of Democrats (92 percent) and Republicans (24 percent) who approve of the job Obama is doing. For Bush, there was a 50-point gap in April 2001.

Most Americans have a favourable opinion of Obama as a person: 68 percent favourable and 27 percent unfavourable.

US First Lady Michelle Obama is even more popular than her husband, as 73 percent of Americans have a positive view of her, up from 65 percent earlier this year (January 13-14, 2009).

Fifty three percent of Americans approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as vice president, while 26 percent disapprove and 20 percent are unable to give an opinion.

A 59 percent majority has a favourable opinion of Biden as a person and 28 percent unfavourable.

Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from April 22 to April 23. The poll has a 3-point error margin. (ANI)

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