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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:38 PM

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.



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Reply New TIME/CNN Poll: Obama’s Job Approval Jumps [55% to 43%], Public Favors Stricter Gun Laws [55% to (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Jan 2013 OP
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2013 #1
Jennicut Jan 2013 #2
John2 Jan 2013 #8
onehandle Jan 2013 #3
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #12
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #13
Cedric the Clam Jan 2013 #4
tabasco Jan 2013 #5
laundry_queen Jan 2013 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #10
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #11
defacto7 Jan 2013 #14
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #15

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:40 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:48 PM

2. Obama at 55%, Biden at 59%

And still Repubs in Congress think it's intelligent to try and block everything this President does

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:57 PM

8. It will be done

 

as long as we stay engaged and are vigilant. I just informed a few older people today that the Republican House intends to stop their Social Security checks in March in exchange to cut their Social Security Benefits. The only ones standing in their way is President Obama and Joe Biden. That is all you have to do as long as the Republican House keeps it up. They are playing right into our hands as long as they keep it up.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:56 PM

3. We need to keep these numbers through 2014 and eject the orange man and his Klan. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. We need to have our President's back in 2014...

None of this bullshit, whoa is me I ain't voting crap. GET OUT AND SUPPORT HIM AND THE DEMOCRATS. Get that majority and let's end his second term on an extremely high note.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:13 PM

13. Fuckin A

right!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:08 PM

4. Just goes to show...

 


...goes to show that having a spine is popular.

It doesn't matter if your policy will make the opposition rabid.

Just make sure you know what you believe in, and then stick to your principles.

Good advice for the Pres. Good advice for all of us.

The public is looking favorably on Obama's newly found spinal column.

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Response to Cedric the Clam (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:18 PM

5. Wow, nice post.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Cedric the Clam (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:00 PM

9. That is exactly right

Better late than never.

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Response to Cedric the Clam (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:13 PM

10. yep. +100000000000. and I LOVE your screen name!

For some reason, clams and even the word "clam" cracks me up!

Happy as a clam that you're here!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:42 PM

6. The support for gun regulation has been building for some time.

Sandy Hook is the last straw.

I hope that responsible gun owners can put aside their fears and anger and work with this new situation. Times have changed. The density of our population has changed. Gun owners will have to adjust.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:50 PM

7. It should be way higher than this, but I'll take it. :)

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 PM

11. agreed

But for the most highly propagandized nation on earth practically blacked out to actual fact based reporting, it's pretty amazing.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:21 PM

14. Kickin'

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:38 PM

15. K & R

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