A new CNN poll released Wednesday delivers a big dose of upbeat news for President Barack Obama: He holds a big national lead over probable GOP rival Mitt Romney and–this is important–Obama’s approval rating are over 50 percent for the first time since May.
From CNN “President Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead over former Gov. Mitt Romney in a head-to-head general election matchup, a new CNN/ORC national poll shows. In a hypothetical race, 54% of Americans polled said they would vote for Obama while 43% said they preferred Romney. In the same poll, Obama’s approval rating inched above the 50% mark for the first time since May, with 51% of respondents saying they approve of the job he’s doing and 45% disapproving. Meanwhile, 48% of respondents said they have favorable view of the Democratic Party. The Republican Party’s favorable rating dropped to 35%, with nearly six in 10 Americans saying they have an unfavorable view of the GOP.”
The poll: 1,014 adults, conducted March 24-25, margin of error, plus, minus 3 per cent