68% Have Favorable Opinion of President Obama

Posted on March 5, 2009

NBC News reports that polling has started out favorable for President Obama. 68% of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of President Obama and 67% feel "more hopeful" about his leadership. 60% approve of his job. The percentage of Americans who are confident Obama has the right goals and policies for the country is now 54% .

The country knows that Barack Obama inherited the financial problems when he took office so he will probably get a long pass before they started blaming him for not fixing them. He won't get a pass forever but it could last an entire year according to the survey. 84% of those surveyed say this is an economy Obama inherited, and over 66% believe he has at least a year before he's responsible for it.

Republican pollster Bill McInturff told NBC News that Obama has a "long leash." McInturff says, "It normally doesn't last that long. But believe me, that's a good place to start."
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