According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, more Americans disapprove than approve of President Barack Obama's performance on three key second-term priorities: gun control, immigration, and the federal budget.
Forty-five percent approve of the president's push to reform the nation's gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, while 52% say they disapprove. On immigration reform, where Obama has taken a more hands-off approach in deference to Congressional talks, 44% say they approve of his handling of the issue while 50% say they disapprove. And on the federal budget, a draft of which was released by the White House last week, just 38% approve of his approach, with a near 60% disapproval rate.
Overall, however, Americans approve of Obama's job performance, 51% to 47%.
The poll was conducted April 5-7, with a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.