President Barack Obama notched a clear political triumph over House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in fiscal cliff talks, according to a poll released Tuesday, with the Republican leader earning poor ratings from a little more than half of GOP voters.
The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll showed 53 percent of registered voters nationwide approve of Obama's handling of the negotiations, compared with 40 percent who disapprove. Conversely, 56 percent of voters — including 52 percent of Republicans — disapprove of the way Boehner conducted himself in the budget negotiations.
The poll is another indication that Obama emerged as the clear victor of the often tense negotiations. A survey from Pew Research Center released on Monday showed that 57 percent of Americans thought Obama got more of what he wanted than Republicans on Capitol Hill in the deal that ultimately passed the House of Representatives last week.