Two in three Americans approve of Obama's performance in office

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Washington, Jan.30 (ANI): Two out of three Americans (65 percent) have given widespread approval for the job that Barack Obama is doing as the nation's 44th president.

The latest FOX News poll finds 65 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing, 16 percent disapprove and for 19 percent it is too soon to say.

Nearly all Democrats (85 percent) approve of Obama's job performance. In addition, a 64 percent majority of independents approve, and about just as many Republicans approve (37 percent) as disapprove (36 percent) of the new president's job performance.

And most Americans are pleased with the pace the new administration has set. Two-thirds (66 percent) say Obama is making policy changes at the right speed. For 5 percent Obama is not moving quickly enough and 24 percent think he is making changes too quickly.

Approval of Congress increased significantly in the last two weeks. Some 40 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, up from 23 percent (January 13-14, 2009).

The poll also shows the public is confident in the Secret Service doing their job. A sizable 66 percent majority is "extremely" (28 percent) or "very" (38 percent) confident the Secret Service can protect President Obama from harm.

Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from January 27 to January 28. The poll has a 3-point error margin. (ANI)

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