popularity contest

Poll: Obama Losing Support

There's good news and bad news for the President in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Barack Obama has retained a job approval rating of 56 percent but that's down from earlier in the year. At the same time, the public seems unconvinced by Obama's recent effort to rally support for his health-care plan. According to the survey, the president still has a ways to go to gain the public's confidence in his handling of the Afghanistan war. At this time in their first term, Ronald Reagan had a 53 percent job approval rating while Bill Clinton was down at 43 percent.