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High Point University Poll Says President Obama Has 50% Approval Rating

1:14 PM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- A national poll from High Point University shows that President Obama has a 50% approval rating among registered voters, an increase of 3% from prior to the election.

A majority of voters feel that the county is on the "wrong track;" before the election 58% said they felt the nation was going in the wrong direction, compared to 56% in the most recent poll.

"Our first presidential job approval reading after the election shows no deterioration in the president's rating and may even show a slight improvement," said HPU Poll director Martin Kifer. "We'll be watching in the coming months to see what direction President Obama's approval ratings move as he starts his second term. The president's standing with the public holds implications for, among other things, his ability to negotiate with Congress over some relatively high stakes issues."

According to HPU, the latest poll sampled 677 adults from all 50 states on November 8, 10-15.

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