From The Washington Post -- January 18, 2011:
By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
Speaking at the memorial service for those killed in the Tucson shooting, President Obama said, "Those who died here, those who saved lives here - they help me believe."
Evaluations of President Obama's handling of the Jan. 8 tragedy are highly positive across the political spectrum, with nearly eight in 10 giving him high marks for his response to the incident. A robust 71 percent of Republicans say they approve of his leadership following the shootings.
The strong reviews of the president's response to the Arizona incident - which included giving a prime-time eulogy at a memorial service for the victims - have helped boost Obama's overall approval rating to its highest point since last April. Fully 54 percent of all Americans now approve of the way he is handling his job as president, while 43 percent disapprove.