Obama's job approval takes a dive

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  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2012 4:31 p.m.


    WASHINGTON | Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:25pm EDT

    (Reuters) - For the first time since early July, more Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing than disapprove, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows his approval rating now at 50 percent. The poll, taken March 8-11 on the heels of reports that 227,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, indicates that Obama's rating has risen by 2 percentage points during the past month. The percentage of Americans who disapprove of the Democratic president was 48 percent, down from 49 percent in February.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 13, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    Our national security is probably what is even more on the dive than just our military. Homeland Security doesn't protect us from outside threats and with our economy not really improving even though a section of the economy may be going sideways, we are not secure. I think of the national policy we have in place for our country and we have more holes in coordinating what is real Security so we maintain life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    March 13, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    What I don't understand is what took so long. He has the economy in a dive, he has our credibility in a dive,he has the military in a dive. In fact he should be known as Pres. Dive.

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    March 13, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    A Gallup poll shows President Obama's approval rating at 49%, slightly up from last week! Plus the poll sited in this article shows the "dive" in his approval changing by 4 points, which is within the 4 point margin of error. Maybe combining several polls would be a good way to evaluate any trends not just cherry picking to find the one you like.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 13, 2012 6:51 a.m.

    With the price of gas and some of the hidden taxes in the Obamacare bill and the potential for Bush tax breaks going away, an increase in some taxes will not bring happiness for American families. The Hope and Change of 2008 is now despair from the changes.