Obama Off To Strong Start In First 100 Days, Poll Finds

Obama Off To Strong Start In First 100 Days, Poll Finds

Barack Obama's performance in the first 100 days of his presidency draws strong public approval in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, but there is decidedly less support for his recent decision to release previously secret government memos on the interrogation of terrorism suspects, an initiative that reveals deep partisan fissures. More on Barack Obama

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