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CNN Poll: Adults Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Deficit 64% to 34%

5:42 PM, Jun 1, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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CNN releases some more data from its latest poll. Obama's favorable rating has ticked up to 54 percent, but that may still be due to his "bin Laden bounce." Sixty-five percent of adults approve of the job he's doing combating terrorism and 55% approve of his handling of the war in Afghanistan. But a majority of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of Medicare (53%), taxes (53%), the economy (58%), health care policy (57%), the federal budget deficit (64%), and gas prices (73%).

If the killing of Osama bin Laden is what's propping up Obama's poll numbers, how long can that last?

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