President Obama's approval rating is up, but the GOP still attacks

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 2:57pm

President Obama is in Las Vegas this morning, then Colorado - talking clean energy after telling Arizona his plan to create more jobs.

President Obama pushed tax reform at a computer chip factory bringing a thousand new jobs to Arizona. He said we can create more jobs by ending corporate tax breaks. "Let's get it done. Let's stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas," said President Barack Obama.

A new NBC poll out finds for the first time in six months, more people approve - 48% than disapprove of this President.

37% think the economy will get better this year, though most still think we're on the wrong track.

Mitt Romney is one of them. "Because he was speaking in Fantasyland again last night. He seemed so extraordinarily detached from reality," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Candidate.

Romney is in Florida, where one in ten Republicans are Hispanic. Immigration's a big issue there.

He says if we deny public benefits to immigrants, they'll deport themselves, saving the government money.

Newt Gingrich called that a joke. "I think you have to live in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatic, you know, $20 million a year income with no work to have some fantasy this far from reality," said Newt Gingrich, (R) Presidential Candidate.

Under President Obama's plan, Gingrich, Romney and every other millionaire would pay at least 30% in taxes. "Or do we keep these tax cuts for folks who don't need 'em and weren't even asking for 'em?..." said President Barack Obama.

Senate Democrats backed that plan in Washington, using Romney's tax return as an example. He's only paying 15%.

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