CBS Poll: 50% Approve Of Obama’s Handling Of Libya

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March 22, 2011 10:59 a.m.
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In a nationwide poll of American adults conducted last weekend, as the U.S. and allied forces began a military operation against Libya, CBS News found that a majority of Americans support President Obama’s handling of the situation in Libya.

Fifty percent of respondents said they approved of how Obama has handled the situation, compared to 29% who disapproved. Additionally, 21% said they had no opinion.On Friday, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for a no-fly zone over Libya. Over the weekend, American and European forces launched air and missile attacks targeting Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s military installations.

Two-thirds of Democrats surveyed backed the president in the CBS poll, while 43% of Republicans and Independents said the same.

The CBS poll was conducted March 18-21 among 1,022 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.0%.

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