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Quinnipiac University. Sept. 23-29, 2013. N=1,497 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Syria?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-29/13

41 51 8    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

33 48 19    
 

4/25-29/13

37 35 27    
 

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling gun policy: President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-29/13

42 45 14    
 

2/27 - 3/4/13

42 44 14    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

45 43 12    
 

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit: President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-29/13

43 42 15    
 

2/27 - 3/4/13

41 43 16    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

44 42 15    
 

"Who do you trust to do a better job helping the middle class: President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-29/13

51 38 11    
 

"Who do you trust to do a better job helping low-income families: President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-29/13

63 26 11    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 19-23, 2013. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling relations with Iran?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-23/13

39 44 17    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Syria?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-23/13

37 52 10    
 

9/6-8/13

33 56 11    
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about the nation's economy: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?" Options rotated

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-23/13

33 47 1 15 3
 

4/24-28/13

39 43 1 13 5
 

1/11-15/13

35 50 2 10 3
 

1/12-17/12

40 44 1 9 6
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about the federal budget deficit: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?" Options rotated

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-23/13

38 44 - 14 4
 

4/24-28/13

42 41 3 10 5
 

1/11-15/13

37 50 3 8 3
 

1/12-17/12

42 43 1 9 5
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about health care: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?" Options rotated

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-23/13

40 45 - 11 4
 

1/12-17/12

39 48 0 9 4

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 12-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4. RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where noted.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/13

44 38 1 12 5
 

5/16-19/13

46 37 1 12 4
 

3/7-10/13

44 40 1 11 4
 

12/13-16/12

54 36 1 7 1
 

1/12-15/12

43 41 1 12 3
 

12/15-18/11

44 40 1 13 2
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

42 42 1 12 2
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

43 42 1 11 2
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

42 39 1 16 2
 

6/2-5/11

42 45 2 9 2
 

3/10-13/11

46 34 2 15 4
 

1/13-16/11

46 41 3 7 3
 

12/9-12/10

44 45 2 7 2
 

4/22-25/10

49 38 1 9 2
 

2/4-8/10

47 42 1 7 2
 

12/10-13/09

48 36 1 12 3
 

11/12-15/09

52 37 1 8 1
 

9/10-12/09

48 37 1 12 2
 

7/15-18/09

56 33 1 9 2
 

6/18-21/09

55 31 2 9 2
 

4/21-24/09

61 24 2 11 2
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Syria: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/13

42 34 2 14 7
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling negotiations over the federal budget: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated. Half sample.

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/13

43 40 1 12 4
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling implementation of the new health care law: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/12-15/13

41 38 1 16 4

 

Washington Post/Miller Center Poll. Sept. 6-12, 2013. N=1,509 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Please tell me how good of a job the Democratic Party does in offering real solutions to help the middle class: a very good job, fairly good, not too good or not good at all?"

 
    Very
good
Fairly
good
Not
too good
Not good
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/6-12/13

8 33 26 29 5
             

"Please tell me how good of a job the Republican Party does in offering real solutions to help the middle class: a very good job, fairly good, not too good or not good at all?"

 
    Very
good
Fairly
good
Not
too good
Not good
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/6-12/13

7 26 30 32 5
             

"Please tell me how good of a job Barack Obama does in offering real solutions to help the middle class: a very good job, fairly good, not too good or not good at all?"

 
    Very
good
Fairly
good
Not
too good
Not good
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/6-12/13

13 31 20 32 4

 

AP Poll conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Sept. 6-8, 2013. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"Overall, please tell me whether you approve, disapprove or neither approve nor disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling the situation in Syria?" If unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way President Barack Obama is handling the situation in Syria?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

9/6-8/13

35 54 8 3 1
 

6/14-18/12

40 43 6 10 1

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 6-8, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling [see below]?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The situation in Syria"

 

9/6-8/13

31 63 7    

 

Gallup Poll. Sept. 5-8, 2013. N=1,510 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each applies or doesn't apply to Barack Obama. How about [see below]?"

 
    Applies Doesn't
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Displays good judgment in a crisis"

 

9/5-8/13

56 43 1    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 5-8, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

 

"Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the situation in Syria?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/13

28 57 15    
 

8/28-29/13

35 44 21    

 

Pew Research Center/USA Today. Sept. 4-8, 2013. N=762 adults nationwide.

             

"... Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling [see below]?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The situation in Syria"

 

9/4-8/13

29 56 15    

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 7-11, 2013. N=2,059 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the federal budget deficit?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-11/13

26 68 6    
 

6/1-4/13

31 64 4    
 

2/7-10/13

31 65 4    
 

8/9-12/12

30 64 6    
 

2/2-5/12

32 63 5    
 

11/3-6/11

26 67 7    
 

8/11-14/11

24 71 5    
 

5/12-15/11

32 63 5    
 

3/25-27/11

33 61 7    
 

2/2-5/11

27 68 5    
 

11/19-21/10

32 64 4    
 

8/5-8/10

31 64 5    
 

3/26-28/10

31 64 5    
 

2/1-3/10

32 64 4    
 

9/11-13/09

38 58 4    
 

7/17-19/09

41 55 4    
 

5/29-31/09

46 48 6    
 

3/27-29/09

49 44 6    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling taxes?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-11/13

36 58 6    
 

6/1-4/13

41 57 2    
 

2/7-10/13

41 57 2    
 

2/2-5/12

45 51 4    
 

2/2-5/11

42 54 4    
 

11/19-21/10

38 57 6    
 

8/5-8/10

41 54 5    
 

7/17-19/09

45 48 7    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling terrorism?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-11/13

50 45 5    
 

6/1-4/13

53 43 3    
 

8/9-12/12

58 35 7    
 

11/3-6/11

63 31 6    
 

8/11-14/11

53 40 6    
 

5/12-15/11

63 33 3    
 

8/5-8/10

48 45 7    
 

2/1-3/10

48 49 3    
 

1/8-10/10

49 46 5    
 

11/20-22/09

45 47 8    
 

5/29-31/09

55 37 8    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling race relations?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-11/13

51 41 8    
 

7/27 - 8/1/10

52 38 10    

 

Quinnipiac University. July 28-31, 2013. N=1,468 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.6.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling race relations?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/28-31/13

47 46 7    
 

1/4-11/11

57 23 20    
 

7/27 - 8/3/09

55 35 10    

 

CBS News Poll. July 18-22, 2013. N=1,036 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In recent years, do you think there has been more gridlock in Washington than there usually is, less gridlock than there usually is, or is the amount of gridlock in Washington about the same as it usually is?"

 
    More Less About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-22/13

56 6 31 7  
             

"These days, how much do you blame the Republicans in Congress for gridlock in Washington: a lot, some, not much or not at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Not at all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-22/13

35 39 13 7 6
             

"These days, how much do you blame Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress for gridlock in Washington: a lot, some, not much or not at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Not at all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-22/13

27 36 19 14 4
             

"How confident are you in the ability of Congress to address and solve the important problems and issues facing the country today? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not very
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-22/13

5 30 41 23 1
             

"How confident are you in the ability of Barack Obama to address and solve the important problems and issues facing the country today? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not very
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-22/13

16 35 21 27 1
             

"What do you think Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress should do: compromise some of their positions in order to get things done, or stick to their positions even if it means not getting as much done?" Options rotated

 
    Compromise Stick to
positions
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-22/13

83 12 2 3  
 

1/11-15/13

84 11 1 4  
             

"What do you think the Republicans in Congress should do: compromise some of their positions in order to get things done, or stick to their positions even if it means not getting as much done?" Options rotated

 
    Compromise Stick to
positions
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-22/13

80 15 2 3  
 

1/11-15/13

80 14 2 4  
 

11/7-10/10

72 21 3 4  

 

Quinnipiac University. June 28-July 8, 2013. N=2,014 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.2.

             

"Do you think President Obama is doing too much, too little or about the right amount to compromise with the Republican leaders in Congress on important issues?"

 
    Too
much
Too
little
About the
right amount
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

11 53 29 6  
             

"Do you think the Republican leaders in Congress are doing too much, too little or about the right amount to compromise with President Obama on important issues?"

 
    Too
much
Too
little
About the
right amount
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

9 68 17 6  
             

"Who do you blame for gridlock in Washington: Democrats, Republicans, or both equally?"

 
    Democrats Republicans Both
equally
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

10 23 64 3  
 

3/16-21/10

14 16 67 3  
 

2/2-8/10

12 17 67 3  
             

"Which comes closer to your point of view? There is gridlock in Washington mainly because President Obama lacks the personal skills to convince leaders of Congress to work together. OR, There is gridlock in Washington mainly because Republicans in Congress are determined to block any President Obama initiative."

 
    Obama lacks
personal
skills
Republicans
determined
to block
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

35 51 14    

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. June 10-11, 2013. N=805 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"And do you approve or disapprove of the job President Obama is doing in the following areas? ..."

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Handling the economy"

 

6/10-11/13

42 53 5    
 

7/27-28/09

51 44 5    
 
 

"Handling foreign policy"

 

6/10-11/13

49 41 11    
 
 

"Handling the war in Afghanistan"

 

6/10-11/13

50 41 9    
 
 

"Reducing the threat of terrorism in the United States"

 

6/10-11/13

56 36 7    
 
 

"Handling immigration policy"

 

6/10-11/13

44 45 11    

 

Gallup Poll. June 1-4, 2013. N=1,529 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Overall, how would you rate the ethical standards of top Obama administration officials -- as excellent, good, not good, or poor?"

 
    Excellent Good Not good Poor Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/1-4/13

8 42 17 32 2
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation involving the IRS?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/1-4/13

32 58 10    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 31-June 4, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think Republicans in Congress are spending enough time on the issues you care about most, or are they spending too much time on other issues?"

 
    Issues you
care about
Other
issues
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

17 75 8    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama is spending enough time on the issues you care about most, or is he spending too much time on other issues?"

 
    Issues you
care about
Other
issues
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

34 57 9    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 30-June 2, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

 

"Now, thinking about events of the past couple months, do you feel that President Obama is facing a short-term setback from which things are likely to get better for him, that he is facing a longer-term setback from which things are unlikely to get better for him, or that he is not facing a setback at this time?"

 
    Short-term
setback
Longer-term
setback
Not facing
a setback
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

35 43 20 2  
 

8/27-31/11

32 54 9 4  
 

1/13-17/11

39 39 18 4  
 

1/23-25/10

41 42 13 4  
 

"Now not thinking about whether you agree or disagree with President Obama's policies and programs, but thinking about the competence and effectiveness of his administration, how competent would you say the Obama administration is in its role of managing the federal government: very competent, somewhat competent, not too competent, or not competent at all?"

 
    Very
competent
Somewhat
competent
Not too
competent
Not
competent
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

17 40 22 21  
 

"And, thinking about some different stories that have been in the news recently, do you think that the State Department's handling of a terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in which a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, raises doubts or does not raise doubts about the overall honesty and integrity of the Obama administration? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on."

 
    Raises
doubts
Does not
raise
doubts
Do not
know
enough
   
    % % %    
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

58 27 15    
 

"Do you think that the Department of Justice's subpoena of phone records of reporters to investigate national security leaks raises doubts or does not raise doubts about the overall honesty and integrity of the Obama administration? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on."

 
    Raises
doubts
Does not
raise
doubts
Do not
know
enough
   
    % % %    
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

58 23 19    
 

"Do you think that the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative and Tea Party groups for additional investigation raises doubts or does not raise doubts about the overall honesty and integrity of the Obama administration? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on."

 
    Raises
doubts
Does not
raise
doubts
Do not
know
enough
   
    % % %    
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

55 26 19    
 

"How personally responsible, if at all, do you think that President Obama is for the State Department's handling of a terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in which a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed: totally responsible, mainly responsible, only slightly responsible, or not responsible at all? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on." Half sample

 
    Totally Mainly Only
slightly
Not
at all
Do not
know
enough
    % % % % %
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

17 24 27 19 12
 

"How personally responsible, if at all, do you think that President Obama is for the Department of Justice's subpoena of phone records of reporters to investigate national security leaks: totally responsible, mainly responsible, only slightly responsible, or not responsible at all? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on." Half sample

 
    Totally Mainly Only
slightly
Not
at all
Do not
know
enough
    % % % % %
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

14 23 31 14 17
 

"How personally responsible, if at all, do you think that President Obama is for the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative and Tea Party groups for additional investigation: totally responsible, mainly responsible, only slightly responsible, or not responsible at all? If you do not know enough about this issue to have an opinion, please just say so and we'll move on." Half sample

 
    Totally Mainly Only
slightly
Not
at all
Do not
know
enough
    % % % % %
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

12 21 29 24 13
 

"Now, thinking about Republicans in Congress, do you think their investigations of the Obama administration would be better described as justified and addressing legitimate concerns or not justified and unfair partisan attacks?" Options rotated

 
    Justified Not
justified
Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

50 42 2 6  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 16-19, 2013. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling gun control?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

44 49 7    
 

4/11-14/13

45 49 7    
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/13

45 37 2 10 6
 

3/7-10/13

45 39 1 9 6
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the issue of gun control: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/13

42 41 2 11 4
 

3/7-10/13

42 41 1 10 6
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/16-19/13

43 38 2 13 5
 

12/13-16/12

45 41 2 10 3
 

1/12-15/12

40 41 1 14 4
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

39 42 1 16 2
 

6/2-5/11

39 47 2 10 2
 

3/10-13/11

45 36 2 14 4
 

1/13-16/11

44 41 4 8 2
 

12/9-12/10

39 47 2 9 4
 

4/22-25/10

45 41 1 10 3
 

2/4-8/10

45 43 1 9 1
 

9/10-12/09

50 36 1 12 1
 

7/15-18/09

54 35 - 9 2
 

6/18-21/09

56 30 2 9 2
             

"Do you think Obama is mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?"

 
    Important Not
important
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

51 44 4    
             

"How about the Republicans in Congress? Do you think they are mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?"

 
    Important Not
important
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

33 60 7    
             

"How about the Democrats in Congress? Do you think they are mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally?"

 
    Important Not
important
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

43 50 8    
             

"Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the chances that Obama and the Republicans in Congress will work together on important issues?"

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

32 64 4    
 

12/13-16/12

46 51 3    
 

1/13-16/11

55 43 2    

 

USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. May 16-19, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's handling of the Benghazi attack and its aftermath over the past several months?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/13

37 44 19    
             

"Thinking now about how the controversies involving Benghazi and the IRS (IF NECESSARY: Internal Revenue Service) will affect President Obama's ability to accomplish his goals for his second term, do you think they will make it much harder for him to accomplish his goals, make it a little harder or won't make it any harder at all?"

 
    Much
harder
A little
harder
Won't make
it any harder
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

5/16-19/13

31 42 21 7  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 17-18, 2013. N=923 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies or doesn't apply to Barack Obama. . . ."

 
    Applies Doesn't
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Is not a typical politician"

 

5/17-18/13

54 45 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

55 43 2    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

63 36 1    
             
 

"Generally agrees with your views on the size and power of the government"

 

5/17-18/13

48 50 1    

 

Pew Research Center Poll. May 1-5, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"As I read some pairs of opposite phrases, please tell me which one best reflects your impression of Barack Obama. (First,) does Barack Obama impress you as able to get things done or not able to get things done?"

 
    Able Not able Neither
particularly
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/1-5/13

49 46 2 3  
 

1/9-13/13

57 37 1 4  
 

1/11-16/12

46 50 2 2  
 

1/5-9/11

54 38 3 5  
 

1/6-10/10

57 35 3 5  
 

2/4-8/09

70 15 2 13  
             

"Does Barack Obama impress you as a strong leader or not a strong leader?"

 
    A strong
leader
Not
a strong
leader
Neither
particularly
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/1-5/13

56 40 1 2  
 

1/9-13/13

59 37 1 2  
 

1/11-16/12

52 45 2 2  
 

1/5-9/11

53 41 2 4  
 

1/6-10/10

62 32 2 3  
 

2/4-8/09

77 13 1 9  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 24-28, 2013. N=965 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling gun policy?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/24-28/13

41 52 7    
 

2/6-10/13

44 49 6    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/24-28/13

68 20 12    
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about handling the threat of terrorism: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?"

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-28/13

38 48 3 6 4
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about gun laws: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?"

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-28/13

44 41 2 8 6
 

1/11-15/13

39 47 3 7 5
             

"Who do you trust more to make the right decisions about immigration issues: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama?"

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/24-28/13

40 43 3 8 6

Obama Administration continued


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