The improved economic conditions and President Obama’s relentless rhetorical focus on jobs appears to be working. His job approval on handling the economy is up 12 points from a low last summer and up 8 points since November. Somewhat surprising, his handling of the budget deficit also improved by 6 points since November in spite of little focus on it in the new budget proposal.
Although Republican presidential candidates criticize Obama for a variety of foreign policy positions and actions, foreign affairs has been and continues to be Obama’s high job performance area – 48 percent approval.
Obama’s current overall job approval is 47 percent, up from 43 percent in November and December. Although he is still on the edge of the approval level associated with winning and losing, Obama’s numbers have moved in the right direction since December.
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