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. Jethro

    Easy come, easy go. His "boost" is already gone. He will be in the mid 30% approval ratings by June.

    March 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ron

    Why does this article contradict every other news source and poll on the Internet. Every where else says his approval has dropped since the "landmark" health care mess.

    March 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Randy Powers

    A ffew weeks ago I didn't think obama had the guts to follow through on big reform, now i thinbk he's doind a great job go – Obama

    March 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ramon F. Herrera

    Viva nuestro gran presidente Obama!!

    March 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ramon F. Herrera

    > Easy come, easy go.

    Easy go, easy come. Presidential ratings go up and down.

    Answering critics about how [un]wise it would be to tackle Immigration Reform now:

    "This is something we have to do, whether my approval is in the 70s or it is in the 30s".

    That, ladies and gents, is the definition of leadership.

    March 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. alison

    Good job Mr. President, Americans are behind you no matter what Beck's uneducated following thinks 🙂

    March 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sara

    Wow. I don't understand why people think that Obama is a communist or a socialist. I feel like they are just repeating what they hear on TV and don't know the true definitions of the words. And why is it that Americans are taught to fear government? Thanks to our government, we have roads, police, a justice system and a regulated system for water, food, trash, etc. What would we be without a government to help ensure safety and security? Yes, our government isn't perfect but no human being is perfect. Obama has only been in office for a little more than a year and people are already ready to toss him out. Give him a chance. He's working hard to make progress and change – those things don't come overnight or in a year. Think about the 8 years of damage caused before him.

    March 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    How is it that "He is beyond a communist", yet he has "facist (sic) policies"? That makes no sence politically. I would suggest you read a book on the political spectrum before posting. Oh, wait. That would probably be from the Library, and that would be Socialism.

    March 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. beth

    His ratings comes from all of the free loaders who are getting something for nothing

    March 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Margo

    It's refreshing to have Obama as President – a man who cares about the American people. I applaud him for standing his ground and not being intimidated by the right. He will certainly get my vote in 2010! Keep an eye out on those naysayers about the free health care. Just watch. They'll be some of the first in line to get their free benefits. I wish there was a law prohibiting them from getting it!

    March 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dan

    No job! No,this was not the thing to do in a very bad economy

    March 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. love

    Way to go Prez Obama... History will surely proves u right....

    March 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steve

    Part time jobs will be a thing of the past with this health care mandate

    March 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Outsider

    The quality of life for many(maybe even millions|) of Americans will probably go up because of this healthcare bill. The United States in the past 100 years has been the richest and most powerful country on the planet yet you have never had comprehensive/universal healthcare now you are moving towards that goal. In th long run ie. in 10 years and beyond this plan will be reducing your deficit. Maybe in the shorterm ie. the next 10 years this might cost you more economically (short term pain for long term gain?). Two wars and two major tax cuts have done more to add to your deficit than this healthcare bill will.

    March 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ben Solomon

    Obama is doing a great job and is the best President i ever saw.He is so smart the republicans and tea party no longer want to talk they just want to be disrespectful and fight. I thought the country was suppose to stand behind our president like when bush lied about the iraq war.But i guess some things like racists never change.

    March 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
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