Fifty-three percent of Americans said they approve of the job the president is doing, while 45 percent said they disapprove. That’s virtually unchanged from an early April survey in which Obama’s approval/disapproval split was 51 percent to 47 percent.
The poll is one of the earliest indicators of how Obama’s image has been affected during one of the worst weeks of his presidency. As questions about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups, and news that the Justice Department secretly obtained journalists’ phone records have fueled Republican attacks, the president has been put very much on defense.
- Poll Shows Obama’s Approval Inching Up Despite Scandals (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- CNN Poll: Have new controversies hurt Obama? Has GOP overreacted? (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Obama Approval Rating Unaffected by AP, IRS, Benghazi Controversies (theepochtimes.com)
- Benghazi Poll Finds More Disapprove Than Approve Of Obama’s Handling Of Attack Aftermath (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obama Approval Rating Not Impacted By Scandals (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Poll: 59% Agree with GOP Actions on Benghazi (breitbart.com)