By Balitang America Staff
Jan. 18, 2013
President Barack Obama heads into his second term with an overall positive approval rating from the majority of Americans.
Fifty-one percent of Americans approve the way Obama is handing his job as president, according to a survey by the New York Times/CBS News.
Meantime, 41 percent said they disapprove of the president’s performance.
But the public has not changed its assessment of Obama’s handling of the fiscal cliff issue.
Forty-six percent said they approve of the way he deals with the economy, while 49 percent said they are not happy.
Obama’s job approval rating is similar to George W. Bush’s at the start of his second term, but much lower than the rating of previous two presidents; Bill Clinton, who had a 60 percent approval rating and Ronald Reagan, who had a 62 percent approval rating.