Terence P. Jeffrey
Aug 13, 2010
As the Senate reconvened on Thursday, taking a rare break from its August recess to pass a $600-million bill to fund border security provisions that had passed in a specially-reconvened-session of the House on Tuesday, new numbers from the Gallup Poll showed that only 29 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the immigration issue.
Obama is planning to sign the border-security bill on Friday.
Only 46 percent of Americans say they approve of the way Obama is handling the overall job of the presidency compared to 47 percent who say they disapprove, according to the most recent Gallup tracking numbers. Yet that is far better than the president is doing when it comes to immigration.
Sixty-two percent of Americans say they disapprove of the way Obama is handling immigration, and only 29 percent say they approve. That is the lowest approval rating Obama received for any of the 13 issues included in the Gallup poll.
Gallup combined the results of two recent surveys—a survey of 1,208 adults conducted July 27-Aug. 1 for the USA Today/Gallup poll and a survey of 1,013 adults conducted seperately Aug. 5-8–to determine how Americans view President Obama’s performance on 13 different issues. The results showed there is only one issue that a majority of Americans believe the president is handling well: race relations.
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