Americans still view Obama as most trusted politician: Poll

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Washington, Jan. 22 (ANI): Despite suffering a massive blow in form of Sir Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts seat, President Barack Obama continues to be seen as America's most trusted political figure, according to a new poll.

A poll conducted by Strategies Inc. survey has found that 54 percent of voters still have faith in the president, if not the party he represents.

"President Obama's trust rating remains steady at 54 percent - a number that has not changed since last July, including among independents," Politico quoted Dick Keil of Public Strategies Inc., as saying in a memo accompanying the poll.

Just 28 percent said they trusted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to deal with problems and only 35 percent said they had confidence in former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

The poll also found that just 41 trust the Democratic Party to solve America's problems, while 40 percent expressed confidence in the Republican Party to do the same.

"Trust in Democrats and Republicans is now identical and remains very low. Trust has decreased significantly for Democrats over the last year, but Republicans have not been able to capitalize on this decrease," Keil wrote.

The online survey of 1000 registered voters was conducted between January 11 to January 12. he polling also found that the economy is the top concern of those polled (49 percent), followed by health care (20 percent) and government spending (20 percent).

"Americans remain pessimistic in their economic outlook, with strong majorities rating the national economy, their local economies, and their local job markets as weak - more than four out of five voters have characterized the U.S. economy as weak consistently since last March," Keil wrote. (ANI)

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