March 29th, 2010
06:19 PM ET

CNN Poll: Obama approval ratings up

 Passage of the landmark health care bill appears to have boosted President Barack Obama's approval rating, but it has not affected his re-election chances so far, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that 51 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing in the White House, with 48 percent saying they disapprove. That 51 percent approval rating is up five points from a week ago, before Congress approved the health care reform bill and the president signed the legislation into law. Four in ten respondents say they disapprove because Obama is too liberal and 6 percent say they the president is not liberal enough.

See the full poll results (PDF) | Read the full story at CNN's Political Ticker

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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  1. PulSamsara

    Keep up the Great Work President Obama !

    March 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sode

    Keep up the Great Work President Obama. You are a really compassionate person and thank you for the health care reform. We need to look out for the poor and the sick.

    March 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Suel.

    We love you, President Obama. Your promises for change are starting to roll.

    March 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. randoman

    This is a horrible health care plan. I cant wait till 2012 because he sure wont be in office anymore.

    March 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Liindasurf

    The president is doing a fantastic job. He can not be swayed by the rabid right. He is doing the right thing by thinking about millions of Americans who die every year, because they can't afford the outrageous cost of healthcare.

    Thank you Mr. President, and I will be voting for you in 2012.

    March 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. wjschmidt2

    My approval rating for Obama continues to drop. I thought he would be different then Bush. Not. Same old politics. His health care plan could of been so much better. When are we ever going to get a better opportunity for a public option. This president sold us out to the insurance and drug companies.

    March 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. marilyn naylor

    obama is a horrible president. how did we come to this?

    March 29, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • tosap1

      Your response isn't based in fact. He's accomplished more than any modern President in a the same time frame. He inherited the worst economic situation of any president since the Great Depression. He's passed historic legislation.. He's clearly working for the benefit of the middle class and hard working Americans in this country. Can you tell me one thing that the opposition party has done to benefit anyone? They lied us into two never-ending wars that have cost thousands of young kids their lives and gave tax breaks to the richest people in America that turned record surpluses into record deficits and didn't even think about paying for them. All hell broke loose from the moment this man took office in 2008 and he's dealt with all of these crises in efficient ways that resolved the issues with absolutely no help from Republicans. They have driven this country into a huge ditch and no man can deliver a solution to the problems they left on his desk in so short a time. Give this man a break. His ideas are progressive and this country needs a forward thinking president who is smart as hell and sees the future as it has to be if we are not to be left behind other countries like China in all areas of growth. I pray that you and other closed minded people like you will have no voice in returning us to the doomed policies of the past administration's eight year reign of destruction.

      July 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    Some people see his plans like it will destroy the country, but they dont realize that if we dont look out for the little people there will be no country.

    Imagine President Roosevelt trying to pass the bills he did that started Social Security and Welfare in a day and age like this....

    People would go mad!

    Afterall, its only once every few decades we get someone as charismatic and well justified as this man is.

    March 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Denise

    He is beyond a communist. Obama is now bringing private sector companies who said healthcare would cost them millions into the congress for a lecture and to open their books. This is a very unveiled threat to any and all not to oppose the Grand Obama and his facist policies. We have to vote this radical out of office and stop him. Wake up America!!!!!! Oh, and you the media know you are in on this!

    March 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pat

    I think if the focus had been on jobs and the economy instead of the massive overhaul of healthcare then Obama would have earned more respect from voters.

    Because he is anxious to take on immigration reform / amnesty now as a followup to the very flawed, non-transparent, unpopular healthcare fiasco, more voters will lose confidence and refuse to support his policies.

    No one likes the divisiveness - but President Obama has not delivered on his promises and now with the recess appointments, he creates more problems for Americans who just want a United States of America, not the "we win" attitude of Democrats.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ed

    My concern prior to the election was that Mr. Obama lacked the experience and and the understanding of economic realities needed to run this great nation. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has lived up to my every concern. This health care paln is only the latest in a demonstration of niave behavior that places this nation one step closer to a second rate power.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cynthia

    The Obama administration is a complete failure.

    They dump another HUGE entitlement–Obamacare–on Americans while the national debt skyrockets to limits that are unfathomable.

    When will this nightmare end?

    March 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BC

    I pray America will wake up and vote out this liberal government. We do not need more government. There is no need for anyone to take responsibility for their actions, the government will bail out anyone who will vote for them.

    March 29, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ACB

    Very excited that the health care reform bill passed. It's not perfect, but a step in the right direction. President Obama is doing a great job. Looking forward to seeing what changes are made next. Hopefully something will be done to create jobs, to regulate the banks and wall street, and to decrease cost and improve access to higher education. For those of you saying that he is socialist or communist or whatever you made up made up in your are wrong, and clearly have no clue what the definitions of these words are let alone how they apply to government. Please educate yourselves.

    March 29, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. A

    Thak you Mr.Obama... and what a bunch of morons in this country... Here is a man doing something about the health care system, working for the underpriviledged, facing so much opposition, and yet... people always ee wrong, when really, there's way too much ignorance. People should read the damn bill and get informed on how it will affect them, if at all.

    March 30, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
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