More than 50 days into the Obama administration and it looks like his honeymoon with the American people is not over just yet.
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A CNN poll of polls shows 61 percent of those surveyed approve of the job President Obama is doing. This isn't as high as it was during the transition period or right after the inauguration, but it's still significant.
This rating is also slightly higher than those of his predecessors - George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan - at around the same time.
President Obama is maintaining this approval rating as he gets down to the business of governing; following through on many campaign promises and making some tough decisions on everything from Iraq to Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay detainees, education and health care.
And of course the biggest issue of all remains the economy. Although the stock market doesn't seem to have much confidence in the new president or his bailout plans, polls suggest Americans do. A recent poll shows three out of four Americans have confidence in the president to make the right economic decisions; that's much higher than the percent who have confidence in Wall Street or Congressional Republicans.
Here’s my question to you: What will it take to end President Obama's honeymoon?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Mike from Sacramento, California writes:
Only one thing would end it for me and that's if he stops telling the truth. He will continue to get a lot of slack from good Americans of every political persuasion as long as he's honest.
Lee from Minnesota writes:
The honeymoon has barely started. Don't be so quick to forget the hell of the past eight years. I have full confidence in our current intelligent, intelligent, intelligent president. Did I emphasize intelligent? What a change from the past eight years.
A constant barrage of negative press. The honeymoon will end when the media say it’s over.
Michele from New York writes:
The honeymoon won't be over until this country and the media realize that Mr. Obama is not god. He can not fix everything nor does he have the experience, which people have not figured out yet. Those of us who did not vote for him are just sitting here waiting and watching as more and more mistakes are being made. Open your eyes people.
I think an incident on the Korean Peninsula may put Russia and China on the defensive. How Obama deals with emerging global issues will test his presidency and ultimately the American people’s faith in "change."
Alyssa from Chicago writes:
Well, Jack, his honeymoon will be over if the economy is still underwater in two years and if Americans start throwing shoes at him.
Marie from Oceanside, California writes:
What will end the honeymoon? Your questions.
Kathy from Georgia writes:
If you don't get over your crush on Michelle, Jack. The president has enough to worry about without having to worry about a hunk like you gushing about his wife. Does that merit me a copy of your new book?