The support for the US President remains strong, with Barack Obama enjoying an approval rating of 67 percent among Americans for the way in which he has handled the government’s effort to pass an economic stimulus bill, the latest Gallup poll has said
The Democrats and Republicans in the Congress, on the other hand, receive much lower approval ratings of 48 percent and 31 percent respectively, results of the poll released by Gallup has revealed. The polls are based on nationwide interviews conducted by Gallup between February 6-7.
In a statement, Gallup Poll said the survey underscore the degree to which Obama appears to be maintaining the upper hand over his opponents from a public opinion perspective as he and congressional leaders wrangle over the precise form and substance of a new economic stimulus plan.
Obama is scheduled to address his first press conference today in an attempt to reach out to Americans directly and seek their support for his mega stimulus package. The Gallup Poll said Obama’s overall job approval rating remains strong at 64 percent.