It seems like when it comes to the issues of guns, the deficit and immigration, the majority of Americans agree with President Obama.
In a USA Today/Pew Research Poll released in February 21, the president has the upper hand over the Republicans on the key issues. According to the USA Today poll, on the issue that is the most urgent with voters, the budget, the majority of Republican voters agree with the president's plan off raising taxes while cutting spending.
The poll comes on the heels of several publications who has openly criticized the GOP's approach to the upcoming "sequester", the policy that will impose massive budget cuts to Military and other government spending over the course of 10 years. Micheal Dimock of the Pew Research Center, told USA Today that the Republicans will be blamed if the sequester cuts happen. He told the paper:
On many of the issues, President Obama has staked out positions that seem to be closer to the public's thinking than the positions Republicans have staked out. Their focus on the deficit is in tune with the public's priorities right now. Yet their positions are not quite in step with the kind of compromises that the public tells us they want to see.
The president's job approval rating sits at 51%, his highest approval rating in four years. This is a drastic contrast to the Republicans approval rating, which sits at 25%. The USA Today poll clearly states that Americans are looking for a balance approach and for both Democrats and Republicans to work together to solve the pressing issues Americans are facing.