SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — One month after being re-elected, President Barack Obamaâ€™s approval rating is the highest it has been since the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
Associated Press-GFK poll finds that the President's approval rate is now at 57%, with many of those surveyed now believing that the country is heading in a positive direction.
42% say that they think we are on the right track as a nation, and that the President will improve the economy. Mark Santiago of Springfield is among those who believe the president is deserving of the publicâ€™s confidence.
Weâ€™ve got to give Obama a chance, you know, last year was pretty good, he kept most of his word, and I think we should give him a chance this time,â€ť Santiago said.
Not everyone agrees, however. Andy Skroback of East Longmeadow thinks that the Presidentâ€™s policies are hurting the economy.
â€śActually I don't think the country is going in the right direction. Iâ€™m concerned about my children and grandchildren, and the fact that we have policies here that are going to destroy the private sector, and itâ€™s the private sector creates wealth,â€ť Skroback said.
Wanda DiLorenzo of Springfield isnâ€™t sure what to make of how things are going right now.
â€śI think it's too soon to come to that conclusion because the election just happened, and letâ€™s see what the next year will come up. Will taxes come through? If thereâ€™s any new jobs? And what the government can do for us?â€ť she said.
Indeed many people still aren't sure about how the President has done overall. 37% say he has done an above-average job and 36% say he has done a poor job so far.
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