New TIME/CNN Poll: Obama’s Job Approval Jumps [55% to 43%], Public Favors Stricter Gun Laws [55% to
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting, during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington.
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As he prepares to pitch an expansive new package of gun restrictions to a bitterly divided Congress, Barack Obama has the majority of voters on his side. A new TIME/CNN/ORC poll that will be released Wednesday afternoon finds that 55% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as President, compared to 43% who disapprove.
That ratio mirrors the public appetite for tighter restrictions on guns, with 55% of respondents favoring stricter gun control laws and 44% opposed.
Obama’s approval rating, mired in the 40s for much of his first term, has improved in the wake of his re-election and an acrimonious fight over the fiscal cliff, jumping three percentage points from the 52% he registered in a December CNN/ORC poll. The new poll also shows that Vice President Joe Biden’s approval rating has spiked to 59%, up from 54% in December, amid high-profile turns negotiating the fiscal cliff deal and spearheading Obama’s firearms task force.
Comrade Bevis, so that is what they call it where you live? In Virginia Beach they call it Mt. Trashmore. The city fathers use the methane production as a revenue source, but it is really only a gas producer (lie BO). Once you push the handle be sure to wave goodbye to BO as he circles the porcelain Buick on his way to the solid (a guess) recycling pond. He'll take his place below Carter among US Presidents.