Have New Policies Caused Obama's Approval Dip?

The POTUS' poll drop may be a result of an aggressive agenda on gay rights and more.

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President Obama is gearing up to deliver his State of the Union address soon, and a poll shows that his approval numbers have dropped a bit since his second term began last month. However, experts say this is normal, especially in light of his aggressive policy goals, reports CNN.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the latest surveys, 49% of Americans say they approve of the job the president's doing in office, with 44% saying they disapprove of his performance in the White House. That's down just a bit from a 52%-43% job approval rating in a CNN Poll of Polls from mid January, just before Obama's second inauguration ...

"Historically speaking, it's not a surprise for a second-term president to lose a couple of points in the aftermath of his second inauguration," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland ...

"I think he's put forward an aggressive agenda on guns immigration gay rights. It's hard to get much beyond 50% with that approach, unless the president gets a big tailwind from faster economic recovery," says CNN Senior Political Analyst and National Journal Group's Editorial Director Ron Brownstein.

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