Obama's approval on the rise
May 31st, 2011
09:53 AM ET

Obama's approval on the rise

The CNN Political Unit reports President Obama's performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to a new national poll conducted while the president was on his week-long trip to Europe.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that Obama's approval rating among Americans stands at 54 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of the job he's doing as president.


Topics: Political Ticker • Poll • President Obama

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  1. jen

    OBAMA 2012!

    May 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  2. rick


    May 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    'YES WE CAN' For sure! What other choice do we have? Is there one? Who else? That's it! OBAMA 2012!!

    May 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  4. sylvia

    go OBAMA – 2012 !

    June 1, 2011 at 3:02 am |
  5. Jay in NC

    Barry and his supporters have to constantly remind themselves 'Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.' How pathetic, the fact that he has been president for 2 1/2 years, passed Barry Care, spent 4 trillion dollars on government hand out jobs, has a 1 billion re-election fund and still has to talk himself into the idea of being president.

    I guess when you tick off the whole Arab world, kill 12 African children on Memorial Day then go golfing, post a fake birth certificate on the White House website, trade gifts with Zuck the billionaire, ignore the 9% unemployment. No wonder you have to keep saying 'Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.'

    June 1, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, you said in an earlier post he killed 12 children in AFGHANISTAN. Now you say 12 children in AFRICA! Soooo...it was 24 children in all last week, huh? Whatever the number is and where, I didn't hear it! So if that's true, my condolences go out to their families. You need to get your 'facts' straight otherwise, as you have often accused me of, it's just lies and spew. It does stand to reason that in wars, 'conflicts', and revolutions this happens! How many do you think died in VIETNAM all those years?

    June 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • Matteo

      Doc, lest we forget, the Obamas are the most pegrilvied couple in America; they have no expenses. We foot the bill for everything. They can't spend money, so $1.7 million for them is actually about $3.3 for you and me. If I had an income like that, I wouldn't be considering the guy making 200 Grand filthy rich. Let's be serious. This income is mainly from the sale of books, one of which and possibly two were apparently written by someone else, nothing wrong with that, but it is customary for honest people to disclose that fact on the cover page. Unfortunately, our president isn't really into disclosure, whether it's his birth or his grades or whether he even graduated from college. Despite his campaign promise to run a transparent administration, he has kept himself an enigma and leaving us to ask why. Is he embarrassed over family secrets? Has he committed fraud? Is he a bit of a dolt? Is he lazy? Has he been involved with clubs that would indicate a closeness with America's enemies? All these are questions that an inquisitive American wonders about when someone keeps his life a mystery and has some bizarre and nontraditional policies that at least seem counter productive to America's well being, while always seem to be a help to the great hedge fund man in the sky, George Soros.Oh, by the way, his wife and Bill Ayers on two separate occasions admitted that it wasn't Obama the non-writer who wrote the best seller Dreams Of My Father , but the domestic terrorist and murderer himself, Bill Ayers.It is illogical, that a man who did nothing while posing as the Harvard Law Review editor, but show up and grin and wave now and then, could write a best seller. The original contract, for which he was paid handsomely, was to write an analysis on race in America. Of course a Narcissist writes about himself or at least instructed Bill Ayers to write about him. His wife admitted that Obama couldn't put it together and the deadline was fast approaching, so he gave all his handwritten notes to Ayers and he put together the fairytale that launched the Myth.Reply

      July 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    How many US PRESIDENTS killed children in VIETNAM? I don't mean just VIETNAMESE children either. Many of our USMC were 16 and 17; just like for the last 10 years, in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN how many AMERICAN children have been killed? Many of our soldiers and marines were children, just out of highschool 17, 18, and 19 years old! It's a waste of humanity, but when it comes to AMERICA that's what she does, giving all sorts of reasons. We entered LIBYA on humanitarian reasons. Gadhafi was killing his own people!

    June 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Yes, it is a shame that Barry is no different than other presidents. He continues to kill children. When will it stop. Look it up your self Liz, CNN has reported on these stories many times.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oh no! I will not ever accept nor believe for one minute that he's no different than other presidents, because these last 2 1/2 years of his presidency have proved that beyond an 'unreasonable' doubt! If he was at all like ANY of the previous presidents, at least of recent times, on ANYTHING, you probably wouldn't be going through perpetual dismantling attempts of each and everything he says and does as president! What makes him different from other presidents is his humanitarian reasons for his decisions!

    June 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm |