While CNN’s recently conducted a poll found that, for the first time, a majority of Americans disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, a NewsOne/Blackplanet poll revealed that those results doesn’t reflect the feelings of the Black community. We asked “Do you approve of President Obama’s job performance?” and of nearly 2,000 respondents, 90% said “Yes.” Meanwhile CNN’s poll found that only 46% of Americans approve, while 51% disapprove. It’s clear that while Obama has worked to enact his agenda and support for him has faltered in some circles, Black Americans continue to stand steadfast behind the president. Read more about the CNN poll below:
Washington (CNN) – For the first time, a CNN poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s job performance.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Obama’s job performance and 46 percent approve of it.
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Obama’s approval rating has dropped steadily each month since December, when it was 54 percent. His highest approval rating in a CNN poll was 76 percent in February 2009 shortly after he took office.
The new poll was conducted before the House on Sunday narrowly approved the Obama administration’s signature domestic policy proposal: health care reform.
The measure, which Obama plans to sign on Tuesday, represents the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted more than four decades ago.