A Position of Power
Democrats and almost half of Republicans believe that President Obama will win the argument that will raise taxes on those making 250,000 dollars a year or more, and keep them lower for the middle class. Most believe his election was a mandate to do so.
The majority in a recent poll believe he will protect social security and Medicare as promised during the campaign.
With the President’s approval rating jumping to 53% from 49% in September, he is holding a position of power in negotiations involving the “fiscal cliff”. The last time his approval rating was this high was in December of 2009 when it stood at 54%.
The president’s post-election bounce cuts across party lines and covers his performance in a range of areas.
Support for Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy has surged to 48 percent from 41 percent in September and in foreign affairs to 54 percent from 45 percent. Backing of his handling of the deficit rose to 40 percent from 31 percent in March, when the question was last asked, and support for his handling of negotiations with congressional Republicans increased to 45 percent from 41 percent in March.
54% of those polled say that his meeting with business executives shows he’s serious about repairing the economy.
The overall results of the poll support what 65% of Americans are saying. Mr. Obama’s election on November 6th demonstrated support of his policies. While his ratings are climbing, Republican’s are falling.
In another poll the majority of voters say that if the government does not come to an agreement on the “fiscal cliff”, John Boehner and the Republicans in congress will be to blame.