More on ABC News Poll

By Jennifer Parker

Feb 23, 2009 5:15pm

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has just been released. President Barack Obama is at 68 percent approval. He leads the Republicans in Congress on trust to handle the economy. Democrats in Congress are at 50 percent approval rating, while the GOP in Congress is at 38 percent. The poll also finds that 87 percent of the country is worried about the federal budget deficit.  A whopping 59 percent say they are "very concerned" — up 10 points in two months.  Read the full charts and questionnaire here. More to come … –George Stephanopoulos UPDATE: On the president’s stimulus plan, 64 percent approve, 62 percent think it will help their area, 46 percent expect it to help personal finance, 46 percent think feds will police spending well. The poll also finds a huge partisan split on Obama. Ninety percent of Democrats approve of the president, whereas only 37 percent of Republicans approve, and 67 percent of Independents approve. The poll also found that 73 percent think the president is trying to work with the GOP, but only 34 percent think the GOP is trying to work with him.

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