Half of US public endorses Obama job performance

January 19, 2013 - 5:03:27 am
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama gets a passing grade for his job performance from 51 percent of the US public, according to a poll released yesterday, two days before he takes the oath of office to serve a second four-year term.

The survey by the New York Times and CBS News found 41 percent of those surveyed disapproving with how the president is doing his job.
Not quite half of respondents, 49 percent, expressed disapproval with the way the president has been dealing with the economy, while 46 percent said they approve.

The survey also found Americans closely divided over how Obama is dealing with taxes in the wake of the recent “fiscal cliff” debate that dominated US headlines.