Poll: Obama approval highest since bin Laden killed

57 percent say they approve of the job Obama is doing

By Jillian Rayfield
December 19, 2012 9:13PM (UTC)
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A new CBS poll finds that 57 percent of Americans say they approve of the job President Obama is doing, his highest job approval rating since Osama bin Laden was killed.

According to CBS, Obama also "gets high marks for his handling of tax policy, but not for his handling of the federal deficit." Fifty-two percent say they approve of Obama on tax policy, compared with 37 percent who say they approve of his budget deficit policy.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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