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Heartland Monitor Poll

Obama’s Approval Ratings

Some Encouraging Signs for the President.

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President Obama(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A slow warming trend toward President Obama continued in the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll, although the country remains closely divided on his performance and agenda.

 

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The poll suggests that some voters may be giving Obama a second look as he has repositioned himself with a series of high-profile bipartisan legislative agreements and a new rhetorical emphasis on international competitiveness. Thirty percent of those polled in the most recent survey said that in the past several months the president had “changed his approach in office” for the better, and only 13 percent said he had changed it for the worse. Half of those polled said they saw no change.

Scott Bland contributed contributed to this article.

This article appears in the March 19, 2011 edition of National Journal Magazine.

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