NYT/CBS Poll – Obama more popular than Republicans

Here’s an interesting article posted this evening by New York Times. I thought the title was funny because they compared Obama to all Republicans which seems like an odd poll question.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/us/politics/12poll.html

Here’s an excerpt:

“While the president is showing signs of vulnerability on his handling of the economy — a majority say he has yet to offer a clear plan for creating jobs — Americans blame former President George W. Bush, Wall Street and Congress much more than they do Mr. Obama for the nation’s economic problems and the budget deficit, the poll found.

They credit Mr. Obama more than Republicans with making an effort at bipartisanship, and they back the White House’s policies on a variety of disputed issues, from allowing gays to serve openly in the military to repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.

The poll suggests that both parties face a toxic environment as the prepare to face voters in November. Public disapproval of Congress is at an historically high level, and huge numbers of Americans think Congress is beholden to special interests. Fewer than one in ten Americans say members of Congress deserve reelection.”

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