President Barack Obama get uptick in polls, 60 percent of Americans say he deserves to be re-elected.
President Barack Obama just got some good news in the polls. According an Associated Press-GFK poll, Obama’s approval rating jumped to 60 percent, the highest point in two years. More than half of Americans now say he deserves to be re-elected. The poll was conducted after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. I know we are a long way off from the general elections, but the Republicans can’t possibly like this news. As it stands right now, John Boehner, Speaker of the House, doesn’t seem to like the current GOP field right now or have faith in their electability, since he’s calling for NJ Governor Chris Christie and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to run.
Though I don’t have much faith in polls, since I’m really not sure who the pollsters are really contacting, it’s encouraging, nonetheless. I am not thrilled one bit with the current Republican field — Newt Gingrich (hypocrite & adulterer), Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and maybe Sarah Palin (though I think she’s more of a “silver medal” type, to echo “SNL”). Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels might be worth a second look, but I don’t think even he can beat Obama in 2012. Read more: AP-Gfk poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent | ajc.com