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Quinnipiac: Obama Approval Rating at 45 Percent

The newest poll:

American voters remain deeply divided about President Barack Obama’s job performance, giving him a 45 – 46 percent job approval, but disapproval of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress tops 2-1.  This could explain why only 2 percent trust government to do what is right almost all of the time, and 16 percent trust government to do right most of the time, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

While President Obama’s ratings on the economy and job creation remain low, voters strongly support the steps he has proposed to put Americans back to work, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey finds.

American voters still disapprove 54 – 35 percent of Obama’s health care reform plan, but they say 52 – 44 percent they want Congress and the President to keep trying on health care reform rather than giving up and moving on to other matters.

“The country remains basically split down the middle about President Barack Obama’s performance.  The good news for the White House is that his approval rating has stabilized in the mid 40s.  That’s nothing to write home about, but he has stopped dropping,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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