Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A CNN/ORC International Poll shows that 50% of the public say they disapprove of how Barack Obama is handling his duties
According to the survey, only 36% say that they think Obama's policies will succeed, while 59% say that his policies will fail, up 12 points from 2010 and nearly double the 32% who said in 2009 that Obama's policies will fail. "A record high level of pessimism that may not be surprising when six in ten predict the economy will be bad shape a year from now," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Only 13% say the economy is in good shape now; only 39% believe it will be in good shape next October."