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How Americans see President Obama this week

Last week’s Washington Post-ABC News poll asked the exact same questions about President Obama that the Elon University Poll asked North Carolina residents at the end of February.

The Post: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? 50% disapprove; 46% approve.

 Elon: Same question.  48% disapprove; 45% approve.

The Post: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy? 59% disapprove; 38% approve.

Elon: Same question. 51% disapprove; 43% approve.

The differences in the two polls: The Post’s was conducted nationally and done 10 days later than Elon’s. The margin of error is basically the same, 4%. And nationally, his trendlines are going the wrong way — if you’re an Obama supporter.

The Post: Gas prices are a main culprit: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation at the pump, where rising prices have already hit hard.

What North Carolinians think of gas prices.

The Poll in the news

Thanks to President Obama’s visit to Mount Holly, the Elon University Poll results got some prominent mentions.

The Washington Post, ABC, USA Today, MSNBC, The Hill, the Washington Times and Politico.


— John Robinson