"According to a new national poll, it looks like President Barack Obama is that winner, and his strategy of cooperating with congressional Republican leaders may be the key to his success.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey indicates that 56 percent of Americans say they approve of the way Obama's handled the issues that Congress has considered during the lame duck session, with 41 percent saying they disapprove.
According to the poll, only 44 percent of the public approves of how congressional Republicans have handled the issues and that number drops to 42 percent for Republican leaders in Congress, with a majority of Americans saying they disapprove of how both congressional Democrats and Republicans are acting during the session.
The survey's Wednesday release comes just a few hours before the Senate is expected to give final approval to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia, which would be another legislative victory for the president, and just minutes after Obama signed into law a bill that repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the 1993 measure that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military..."
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I tend to agree. He has certainly helped himself with the tax compromise. The congressional issues are the focus now. However, the Administrative moves are where he's implimenting his agenda now. He's looking more Presidential. However, he's got a long way to go to be anything other than a one termer.
by Ralph Schwartz 14 months ago
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