Obama standing remains steady amid controversies

The recent disputes involving the IRS, last year’s deadly Benghazi attack and the Justice Department’s media probes have raised doubts about the Obama administration’s honesty and integrity among majorities of Americans, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

President Barack Obama’s support among independents has been eroded by the controversies, but his overall standing with the public hasn’t taken a hit. His job-approval rating remains steady at 48 percent, essentially unchanged from the last NBC/WSJ poll in April. [cont.]

Mark Murray, NBC News