Two-thirds of Americans trust Obama

April 15th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): Two-thirds Americans fully trust President Barack Obama’s ability to take right decision for the problems faced by the United States, according to a poll.

Just three months into his presidency, Barack Obama already stands out as the most trusted figure in American politics, the Politico reports. According to the Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO national survey, Obama became the most trusted politician, with two-thirds of respondents saying they trust the president “to identify the right solutions to the problems we (Americans) face as a nation.” Out of thousand registered voters, 31 percent said they trust him “a great deal.” An additional 35 percent said they have “some” trust that Obama will find the correct solution. Thirty-one percent said they trust Obama either “not very much” or “not at all.” The options before the voters were– the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Palin attracted the highest percentage of those who did not trust her at all to identify the right solutions, topping Pelosi 33 percent to 32 percent.

Only 26 percent said they trust Pelosi, the lowest total in the group. Romney got a mixed reaction, with 38 percent of voters saying they trust him and 39 percent saying they don’t. Obama also ranked as one of the most credible voices on the economy, outdistanced only by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. Voters also showed trust in the president to do what is best with the approved funds.

When asked who they trust most to ensure that the stimulus is being spent as intended, 54 percent said the Obama administration, while only 21 percent said Congress and 26 percent answered the media.

The number of respondents who said the federal government is headed in the right direction surged to more than half, 54 percent. (ANI)

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