President Obama approval rating hits 60 percent, a two-year high, in the AP-GfK poll*. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Americans give him credit dealing with a stubborn economy, and the numbers get better when it comes to national security.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of Americans trust him to handle terrorist threats. Forty-five percent (45%) say the country is headed in the right direction. That’s up from thirty-five percent in March. Fifty-three percent (53%) now say he deserves re-election, which is the same percentage that got him elected.
AP-GfK poll* finds that 69 percent (63%) say he will keep America safe, 65 percent (65%) say he is a strong leader, 63 percent (63%) believes he understands the problems of ordinary people and 63 percent (63%) say he cares about people like them, and 63 percent (63%) view President Obama favorably. Sixty-one percent (61%) disapprove of his handling of gas prices, even though there is nothing he or any President can do about it.
What is so significant about the AP-GfK poll* is that it included landline and cellphone interviews. Young people ages 18-34 are not always included in national polls because their primary number is a cellphone.