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Gallup poll: Americans think Obama displays good judgment during a crisis

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Despite the multiple scandals surrounding President Obama and his administration, the American people still think he shows good judgment in a crisis, according to a new Gallup survey. This perceived trait also goes a long way toward influencing Obama's overall approval rating, even though the survey was done as the situations in Egypt and Syria worsened.

Conversely, 76 percent of Americans find Obama likable, but they don't link that factor to his overall approval. On the other hand, 48 percent believe that Obama shares their values, but that goes much further toward his approval, according to Gallup.

The poll also found that just 38 percent of Americans think Obama has a clear plan for solving the country's problems, and only 40 percent think he works well with both parties (which will likely come as a shock to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner.).

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