President Obama Battling Critics from Right and Left, According to CNN Poll

Jul 22, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
President Obama facing opposition from liberals, conservatives

President Obama continues to battle opposition from the Republican aisle of Congress regarding debt reduction and now faces opposition from his once loyal liberal supporters.

A CNN/ORC International Poll found the president's approval rating has dropped to 45 percent in large part due to disenfranchised liberals showing disappointment over the president's track record since he took office in 2009, states CNN.

"Thirty-eight percent say they disapprove because President Obama has been too liberal, but 13 percent say they disapprove of Obama because he has not been liberal enough-nearly double what it was in May, when the question was last asked, and the first time that number has hit double digits in Obama's presidency," Keating Holland, polling director at CNN, told the news source.

President Obama has also been in contention with Congress over debt reduction talks. According to a separate CNN article, Obama said the debt issue is not about advancing a socialist agenda or punishing the wealthy but asking everyone to contribute to a national problem that afflicts everyone.