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Poll: Obama Approval Rating At 62 Percent


Amid all the economic uncertainty and controversial government bailouts, President Barack Obama's job approval rating remains at 62 percent and includes a growing number of Americans who believe the country is moving in the right direction, according to a CBS News poll.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans think the economy is bad and expect it will take time for any real economic progress to occur — 50 percent think it will take anywhere between 1 to 2 years — according to the poll.

A small sign that Americans are gaining a more positive outlook on the economy is the percentage drop in people very concerned about job loss as well as a drop in the percentage who say the economy is getting worse.

Click here to read the full poll (PDF)

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