Most Against Overseas Abortion Funding

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Despite overwhelming support in the U.S. of his policies thus far, most Americans say they disagree with President Obama's decision to renew funding to family planning groups that provide abortions and other services overseas.

A new Gallup-USA Today poll found that only 35 percent of Americans approve of the restored funding --making it one of Obama's least-favorite policies.

Obama reversed the "Global Gag Rule" that prevented tax money from being used for international family planning services Jan. 24. The Bush administrated had reinstated the bill in 2001.

Many also disagree with Obama's decision to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Only 44 percent of Americans approved of the order.

Republicans were especially unpleased with the two decisions. About 8 percent agreed with the abortion decision and 11 percent with closing Gitmo.

Still, the public approves of most of Obama's new policies.

The poll found that 76 percent of Americans liked the President's naming of a special envoy to the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

The same amount also approved his move to tighten rules on lobbyists working within or after administration.

Source: CBN News, Gallup

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