More than half of Americans believe the upcoming shift in Congressional power will be good for the country, a recent survey reveals.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey that was released on Nov. 15, approximately 52 percent of people questioned said that GOP majority in the House of Representatives, which takes effect in January, will be positive for the United States. Nearly 40 percent said it will be bad for the country.
Although the majority of those surveyed are optimistic about the change in leadership, about 44 percent said that there won't be much of a difference in the job performance between a Republican- or Democrat-led chamber. About 33 percent believe that Republicans will do a better job than their predecessors.
The survey also found that President Barack Obama's approval rating has increased to 48 percent, which is six points higher than in the CNN poll released in September. Roughly 50 percent of respondents said they disapprove, with 38 percent of those people claiming that Obama is too liberal and 9 percent saying he is not liberal enough.
A Gallup poll released last week reveals that the current Congressional session has a 17 percent approval rating among Americans, which is down from 21 percent from before the midterm elections.