- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Forty-three percent of Americans approve of how President Obama is handling his job and 55 percent disapprove, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

The approval/disapproval split is identical to surveys taken in early May and March and is slightly worse than a 45 percent/50 percent split in a poll taken from Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Eighty percent of Democrats approve of how the president is handling his job and 87 percent of Republicans disapprove. Slightly more then one-third of independents approve.

Fewer than 50 percent of those polled approve of the way Mr. Obama is handling a dozen issues, ranging from health care policy to economy.

His best marks come on environmental policy; 49 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove. He does the worst on his handling of the federal budget deficit; fewer than one-third of voters approve of how he’s handling that issue.

Among respondents surveyed after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down Friday, more than two-thirds say Mr. Shinseki should have resigned.

The overall poll of 1,003 adults was conducted from May 29-June 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Thirty percent of the respondents self-identified as Democrats, 23 percent said they were Republicans, and 47 percent said they were Independents or members of another party.

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