Sunday, January 17, 2010

Public Does Not Seem to be as Happy with President Obama, Poll Reveals

As President Barack Obama completes his first year in power, a Washington Post-ABC News poll has discovered that the once highly popular President now faces a "polarized nation" and rapidly souring public assessment of his efforts to bring a change to Washington.

About 50% of the nation's residents have stressed that the President has failed to deliver all promises he had made during the campaign, and there is a very slim majority that has some, or even no, confidence in that he would be making any right decisions for the country.

Over a third of the poll's participants say that Mr. Obama has fallen very short of expectations, which is about double the proportion that felt the same at his 100-day mark. Furthermore, 63% had then said that the new President had managed to achieve a "great deal" or a "good amount", but now the same has fallen to 47%.

In particular, the Republicans are highly critical of Mr. Obama, with only 20% saying that they approve of his overall job performance, in sharp contrast with the 87% Democrats who are very happy.

The poll was conducted last week, over telephone, among randomly picked 1,083 adults from across the US. The results have an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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