Obama approval now at 60 percent

Bad news for Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin et al: President Barack Obama's approval rating is at its highest point in two years.

More than half of all Americans now say Obama deserves to be re-elected, according to the latest poll taken just after US forces targeted and successfully killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

The presidents standing has also improved on the economy, which is certain to give the 2012 GOP field the vapors.

On the eve of his trip to Ireland strong majorities of Americans now call Obama a strong leader and a remarkable 73 percent now say the president can handle terrorist threats.

Sixty-nine percent say Obama will keep America safe, up from 61 percent in March; 65 percent call him a "strong leader," up from 57 percent.

Sixty-three percent say Obama cares about people like them; 63 percent also say that he understands the problems of ordinary Americans.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who said he was 'proud' that he had pressured the President into releasing his long form birth certificate on the same weekend Obama was targeting the al-Qaida leader, has seen his own poll numbers achieve meltdown last week.

In what the Public Policy Polling group described as "one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of presidential politics" Trump's numbers collapsed from 26 percent in the polls to a mere 8 percent last week.

In a poll of Republican voters solely it appeared that The Donald may find himself better off telling people they're "fired" on his TV show The Apprentice.


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: