Although his job approval rating has dipped slightly over the last two months, President Barack Obama enjoys broad support for his domestic agenda, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday evening.
The poll showed that 50 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing, down two points since last month's NBC/WSJ survey and three points since December.
But on issues such as gun control, immigration and raising the minimum wage, the public largely has Obama's back.
From NBC News:
Fifty-four percent favor giving undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for legal status, which is up two points from last month’s NBC/WSJ poll.
Also, 61 percent believe the laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter, which is up five points since January.
And nearly six in 10 support Obama’s proposal from his State of the Union address to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.00.
Asked which of Obama’s proposals Republicans in Congress should offer a helping hand, 36 percent answer eliminating tax loopholes for the wealthy; 28 percent say expanding background checks for guns; 23 percent cite making preschool available for every child; 17 percent say giving illegal immigrants a path to legal status; and 11 percent say addressing climate change and global warming.
Those findings could be seen as an extension of a USA Today/Pew Research Center survey released last week that showed the public preferring Obama over Republicans in Congress on a host of policy issues. The PollTracker Average illustrates the post-election rise of Obama's approval rating, followed by the recent leveling out of his popularity.