Obama Scores Victory Amid Slipping Poll Numbers
Congress approved a financial reform package today, handing President Obama a clear victory. But despite the good news for the White House, a new poll says only half of Americans approve of how the president is handling of the Gulf oil spill. Melinda Henneberger, Editor in Chief of PoliticsDaily.com, says Mr. Obama may have redeemed some of his approval with the swift dismissal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, after his disparaging remarks were published in Rolling Stone magazine. And Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Arabiya News, discusses perceptions of the president overseas, particularly in the Middle East.