First Word: Obama holds steady but independent support down after scandals

Updated

The new NBC/WSJ poll shows that President Obama’s overall approval rating has not changed after the triage of scandals (IRS/Benghazi/leak investigations) that have hit his administration in the last few weeks. His job-approval rating stands at 48%, up 1 point since April, and his fav/unfav rating is at 47%-40%. But Obama’s numbers among independent respondents have declined – just 28% approve of his job, which is down from 41% in February and 37% in April.

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First Word: Obama holds steady but independent support down after scandals

Updated