Times Poll: Obama Has Edge Over GOP in Public Support


After his approval rating hit a new low earlier this week, President Obama can take solace tonight in the results of a new CBS/New York Times poll which indicates that public support is greater for the president than for Republicans.

Though the majority of those polled said they do not believe Obama has presented a “clear plan” for job creation, they place much more blame for the current economic situation and budget deficit on former President George W. Bush, Wall Street and Congress.

The poll, taken from Feb. 5 to 10, also indicates public support for Obama’s stance on several key issues, such as the repeal of both ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy. Additionally, the public believes Obama has made more of an effort than Republicans have at promoting bipartisanship in Congress.

Poll Finds Edge for Obama Over G.O.P. Among the Public [NYT]