The Washington Times - May 8, 2013, 12:27PM

President Obama continues to enjoy a better approval rating than Republican leaders in Congress, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People.

The survey found that Mr. Obama’s job performance climbed from 47 percent in March to 51 percent, and that just 22 percent approve of the job performance of GOP leaders in Congress.


“Despite GOP leaders’ poor job ratings, the Republican Party runs about even with the Democrats on leading issues such as the economy, immigration and gun control,” the poll analysis reads. “Overall, 42 percent say the Republican Party could do the better job dealing with the economy, while 38 percent say the Democratic Party.

The public is similarly divided over which party could better handle gun control policy and immigration policy.”

The national survey was conducted from May 1 to May 5 and included 1,504 adults.

The poll also found that just 42 percent of Republicans approve of the job of GOP congressional leaders, and 51 percent disapprove.

Meanwhile, 60 percent of Democrats approve of their party leaders, while 32 percent disapprove.