Obama popularity up, but dips on crucial issues: Poll
Washington: President Barack Obama's approval rating has inched above the 50 percent mark, but it remains below that mark on three crucial issues - gun control, immigration reform and border security, and the budget, according to a new poll.
According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 51 percent of those surveyed said they approve of how Obama is handling his duties as president, with 47 percent saying they disapprove.
The president's approval rating is up four points from last month, but below his 55 percent high this year, recorded in mid-January just before his second inauguration, the poll noted.
But amid his push for Congress to act on legislation to reduce gun violence, only 45 percent of Americans approve of how Obama's handling gun policy, with 52 percent saying they disapprove, according to the poll.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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