President Obama has had to deal with a slew of challenges during his first 100 days, but so far the public is giving him high ratings. Overall, 69 percent of the public approves of his job performance, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. Obama also got strong marks for his handling of the economy (58 percent), international affairs (67 percent) and Iraq (71 percent). The public also trusts Obama far more than Republicans on the economy (61 to 24 percent). Obama’s lowest ratings were for the automaker bailout (41 percent favorable), immigration (48 percent) and the budget deficit (51 percent).
A Fox News poll had Obama at 62 percent approval, and Gallup had Obama with a 63 percent average approval rating for his first three months in office.
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