CNN Poll: Obama a failure so far, plurality says 

On the heels of the earlier CBS poll, a new CNN poll finds that a slight plurality of Americans believe Obama's presidency has been a failure so far.

Forty-eight percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday say Obama's presidency has been a failure so far, with 47 percent saying Obama has been a success. The poll's January 12 release comes just 8 days before Obama marks one year in the White House.

Obama's lowest marks come on the budget deficit (62 percent disapprove), health care (59 percent disapprove) and the economy (54 percent disapprove). Obama gets his best mark on his handling of Iraq War, of which 53 percent of respondents approved, and his foreign policy in general, of which 51 percent approved.

One thing to bear in mind: the numbers are probably kind to the president, because this poll sampled U.S. adults instead of registered or likely voters.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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