US-Obama Approval: 45% Approve, 45% Disapprove (CBS News 11/7-10)

CBS News
11/7-10/10; 1,137 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
CBS: results, story
More: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20022602-503544.html


Obama Job Approval
45% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
On Foreign Policy: 46% approve, 37% Disapprove (chart)

The 2010 midterm elections marked a historic loss for President Obama's Democratic party, and although the Republicans now control the House of Representatives, the public wants them to work with the president and compromise in order to get things done.

Americans' desire to see Republicans and Democrats put the bickering aside and get some work done extends across both parties, with a substantial 72 percent of those polled by CBS News saying the GOP members of Congress should make trade offs in order to get things accomplished.

Only 21 percent of those surveyed (and only 32 percent of Republicans) said Republican lawmakers should stick to their positions, even if it means not getting as much done.

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