CBS News poll: Most Americans angry at mess in Washington, yet give Obama a pass

After the presidential campaign, we’d thought we’d had enough of polls to last us a lifetime, but this new set of numbers from CBS News is worth a look. Of those surveyed, three-quarters say they’re either angry or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Washington, yet 57 percent say they approve of the job President Obama is doing. We weren’t aware that he was doing much — maybe that’s what so many people approve of. Thirty-seven percent say they disapprove of Obama’s job performance.

Maybe it’s the president’s tendency to limit his public appearances to the aftermath of tragedies, such as Superstorm Sandy, the Newtown, Conn., massacre, and PSY’s Christmas performance that gives him an image boost. Congress has no such support, though, and suffers for it.

Surprising no one, Republicans get the blame for the lack of progress in Washington, D.C.

  • Bob Cordon

    This is CBS, people! Think about it for a minute. Dan Rather. Walter Cronkite. Of course they’re going to frontload their little poll. Whatever makes Repubs look bad feels good.
    CBS stands for Cant Be Serious…

  • Bob Cordon

    This is CBS, people! Think about it for a minute. Dan Rather. Walter Cronkite. Of course they’re going to frontload their little poll. Whatever makes Repubs look bad feels good.
    CBS stands for Cant Be Serious…

  • stuckinIL4now

    So 57% approve of Obamuh’s goldbricking. Well 47% of ’em are deadbeats themselves.

    • brewerandpatriot

      The other 10% placed a (D) next to their name and simply rode a wave of good tidings.

    • brewerandpatriot

      The other 10% placed a (D) next to their name and simply rode a wave of good tidings.

    • Jazzee

      LOL

    • Jazzee

      LOL

  • stuckinIL4now

    So 57% approve of Obamuh’s goldbricking. Well 47% of ’em are deadbeats themselves.

  • Mike Horve

    If it wasn’t for the republicans pulling back on the democratic liberal, communist, facist reins we would all be taxed 100%. They are trying to save what is left of the USA. The taxes are just the tip of the iceberg, you also have regulations and the loss of our constitutional rights.

  • Mike Horve

    If it wasn’t for the republicans pulling back on the democratic liberal, communist, facist reins we would all be taxed 100%. They are trying to save what is left of the USA. The taxes are just the tip of the iceberg, you also have regulations and the loss of our constitutional rights.

  • $18912735

    The soft bigotry of low expectations.

  • $18912735

    The soft bigotry of low expectations.

  • Mike Horve

    I almost forgot to mention that CBS probably called all the libs in their binder for the poll. Or called all the major big liberal cities that supposedly elected your socialist leader, unless he is golfing or on vacation.

  • Mike Horve

    I almost forgot to mention that CBS probably called all the libs in their binder for the poll. Or called all the major big liberal cities that supposedly elected your socialist leader, unless he is golfing or on vacation.

  • dennylee60

    Again the lesson to congressional Republicans is learn to get your message out to the people. Get away from closed door backroom deals and let people see what they ate doing.

    • Jazzee

      excellent point they need to be trained how to message they suck at it

    • Jazzee

      excellent point they need to be trained how to message they suck at it

  • George Washington Mclintock

    If they voted for Obama, they can eat it. The gridlock is on them

    • Jazzee

      AMEN and why do the morons never hold obama accountable? this is HIS economy and mess

    • Jazzee

      AMEN and why do the morons never hold obama accountable? this is HIS economy and mess

  • meksican

    Breaking, Breaking, most Americans are ignorant f*cks! (Most=Obama voters)

  • Joe W.

    CBS Poll? Pfffft.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    That’s too bad, because Obama won’t give them a pass.

    You get the government you vote for, and it’s time for the United States to learn its lesson for voting for selfish reasons or because of one man’s skin colour.

  • rinodino

    I get it, maybe conservatives are waiting for Jan 1st, to get over it, that’s got to be the reason why righties haven’t yet started to blame their own party for why they are hated so much. Eventually blaming Obama for everything and anything gets old………..

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    I have learned not to believe polls done by the MSM. Who are they kidding? Pffftttttt.