After admitting to taking a November mid-term election shellacking (his words), President Obama has led one of the most productive Lame Duck congressional sessions in the history of our country. The Tax Compromise, START Treaty, Food Safety Act, repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 9/11 First Responders Health Bill - just to name a few major victories - have given Obama a boost in the polls as the following CNN article reports...
CNN Poll: 56 percent give Obama's lame duck a thumbs up
By: CNN Political Unit
Washington (CNN) - When it comes to public opinion, who's the biggest winner of one of the most productive congressional lame duck sessions in years?
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 sesssion, 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.