June 6, 2013
Obama, the second 'Teflon president'
Much to the dismay of his political opponents, President Obama's personal approval ratings have remained steady, despite the burgeoning scandals enveloping his administration. Dylan Stableford of Yahoo News summarizes the situation: Despite controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice and State Department, Obama's job approval rating is holding at 48 percent-essentially unchanged from April. According to the survey of 1,000 adults conducted May 30 to June 2, a combined 58 percent of respondents said they believe the State Department's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, "raises either major or minor doubts" about the Obama administration's honesty and integrity. The same percentage said the DOJ's subpoena of Associated Press reporters' phone records has left them doubting the administration. And 55 percent said the IRS' targeting of conservative-sounding groups that applied for tax-exempt status raises...(Read Full Post)