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May 19th, 2013

New CNN/ORC poll finds President’s approval rating to be 53 percent, with 45 percent disapproval

In a new CNN/ORC poll, despite this week’s challenges, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is now at 53 percent, with 45 percent disapproving of the job that he is doing as president.  However, most Americans also take very seriously all three concerns that were raised last week — Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP subpoenas — and  most say that Republicans in Congress are not overreacting to these issues.

1.         Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

App-     Disapp-     No

rove        rove    opinion

May 17-18, 2013             53%        45%       2%

April 5-7, 2013                51%        47%       3%

March 15-17, 2013          47%        50%       3%

Jan. 14-15, 2013              55%        43%       2%

Dec. 17-18, 2012            52%        43%       4%

Nov. 16-18, 2012            52%        43%       5%

Nov. 2-4, 2012                51%        45%       4%

For additional results of this poll, please visit CNN.com/ticker

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