Obama Doing Better With Independents

Posted by | January 24, 2011 14:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

They’re unpredictable and often cranky, but they are the swing votes politicians need.

A series of national polls released over the last week shows Obama’s approval rating on the upswing among voters who don’t affiliate with either political party.

In two polls, Obama’s standing with independents jumped by double digits. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed him clocking 46 percent approval among independents – an 11-point increase since December.

A CNN/Opinion Research survey was even more sanguine, showing a 15-point leap for Obama, to 56 percent approval.

A third poll, conducted for CBS and the New York Times, gave the president a more conservative, 43 percent approval number among independents. But even that poll showed him in net positive territory.

Three reasons: far-right conservatives as a foil, Obama’s handling of the Tucson tragedy, and a willingness to compromise with Congress.

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