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Obama: Winning Personality, Losing Policies?

By on 6.8.09 | 9:07AM

President Barack Obama continues to win a high personal approval rating, but his policy initiatives aren't doing so well.  His rating on controlling federal spending is down.  Reports Gallup:

While 67% of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably, his overall job approval rating and his ratings on specific areas are less positive. At the low end of the spectrum, only 45% of Americans approve of Obama's handling of federal spending, and 46% of his handling of the federal budget deficit.

That's still too high.  After all, he is dedicated to dramatically hiking federal outlays, not reducing them.  Nevertheless, there is hope that people increasingly will watch what the man behind the curtain is actually doing.  Then it will be up to the Republican Party to provide a credible alternative.

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