CNN Poll: Adults Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Deficit 64% to 34%
5:42 PM, Jun 1, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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?