President Barack Obama has a 45 – 46 percent job approval, virtually unchanged from last month’s 46 – 45 percent score, but down from his post-election high of 53 – 40 percent in December.
There appears to be a trend here: Real Clear Politics has Obama under 50 percent in average approval ratings — which hasn’t happened in four months — while a Reuters/Ipsos poll out yesterday found Obama’s approval rating taking a sharp dive downwards.
On guns, Republicans have a slight edge over Obama, but there is huge support for background checks:
Republicans have the trust of 44 percent of voters on gun policy, compared to 42 percent for the president …
By an 88 – 10 percent margin, including 85 – 13 percent among voters in households with guns, American voters support background checks for all gun buyers. Voters also support 54 – 41 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons and back 54 – 42 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds.