That smooth-talking Barack Obama. He makes the voters swoon. And isn't that what leadership is all about? How you can fool most of the people most of the time? Rasmussen says this week's polling shows voters approve of President Obama's leadership during the days leading up to the fiscal cliff crisis.
Over half of voters now give President Obama positive marks for leadership, his highest ratings since the early months of his presidency.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Obama a good or excellent leader, the highest finding since May 2009. This is up three points from last month, which was the first time the finding passed the 50% mark since June 2009.
One-out-of-three (33%) rate Obama as a poor leader, unchanged from December which marked the lowest finding in over three years.