CNN Poll: Obama Approval at 55%, but only 48% Agree With Him on Issues That Matter Most | TPMDC A new CNN poll shows slightly less than half of Americans "agree with President Obama on the issues that matter most." Forty-eight percent say they agree with Obama, 51% say they don't. An April CNN poll showed the opposite, with 57% saying they agreed with the president and 41% saying they don't. At the same time, Obama's approval ratings remain high. Fifty-five percent said they approve of the job he's doing as president, and 66% said "Obama has the personality and leadership qualities a President should have."