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      President Obama and the Obama Administration  (p. 4)

 
 

CNN/ORC Poll. April 5-7, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Policies toward gays and lesbians"

 

4/5-7/13

52 42 7    
 

1/14-15/13

59 33 8    
 
 

"Social Security and Medicare"

 

4/5-7/13

44 52 4    
 

1/14-15/13

51 45 3    
 
 

"Taxes"

 

4/5-7/13

46 52 2    
 

1/14-15/13

50 47 3    
 

5/24-26/11

46 53 1    
 

1/21-23/11

46 52 2    
 

11/11-14/10

43 53 4    
 

1/8-10/10

44 53 3    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

49 50 1    
 

9/11-13/09

52 43 5    
 

8/28-31/09

45 52 2    
 

3/12-15/09

62 37 1    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. March 15-17, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Please tell me whether you agree or disagree that Barack Obama has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have."

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

57 42 1    
 

9/23-25/11

58 41 1    
 

10/5-7/10

59 40 1    
 

5/21-23/10

65 35 -    
 

1/8-10/10

64 35 -    
 

10/16-18/09

66 33 1    
 

4/23-26/09

75 24 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/08

66 34 -    
 

9/19-21/08

64 36 1    
 

6/4-5/08

63 36 1    
 

1/14-17/08

59 38 3    
             

"Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with Barack Obama on the issues that matter most to you."

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

44 54 2    
 

9/23-25/11

46 52 1    
 

10/5-7/10

42 55 3    
 

5/21-23/10

48 50 2    
 

1/8-10/10

49 50 1    
 

10/16-18/09

48 51 2    
 

4/23-26/09

57 41 2    
 

10/30 - 11/1/08

60 40 -    
 

9/19-21/08

56 43 1    
             

"In your view, is Barack Obama doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans in Congress, or not?"

 
    Doing
enough
Not doing
enough
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

42 56 2    
 

11/16-18/12

45 49 5    
 

7/18-20/11

42 57 1    
 

5/24-26/11

53 46 1    
 

12/17-19/10

59 37 4    
 

2/12-15/10

47 52 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

49 49 2    
 

8/28-31/09

51 46 3    
 

4/3-5/09

62 36 2    
 

2/7-8/09

74 25 1    
             

"In your view, are the Republicans in Congress doing enough to cooperate with Barack Obama, or not?"

 
    Doing
enough
Not doing
enough
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

26 70 3    
 

11/16-18/12

24 70 6    
 

7/18-20/11

30 68 2    
 

5/24-26/11

29 68 3    
 

12/17-19/10

28 68 4    
 

2/12-15/10

31 67 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

31 67 2    
 

8/28-31/09

36 60 4    
 

4/3-5/09

37 61 2    
 

2/7-8/09

39 60 1    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Feb. 27-March 4, 2013. N=1,944 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.2.

             

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/27 - 3/4/13

45 40 15    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

46 41 13    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 20-24, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling federal spending?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/20-24/13

43 52 5    
             

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/20-24/13

26 67 7    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Feb. 15-18, 2013. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"[Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?] ... Do you approve or disapprove of the job he is doing with [see below]?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Relations with other countries"

 

2/15-18/13

52 35 13    
 

12/7-10/12

54 39 7    
 

12/3-7/09

59 35 6    
 

9/10-14/09

60 32 8    
             
 

"Terrorism"

 

2/15-18/13

59 31 10    
 

12/7-10/12

60 32 8    
 

6/17-20/11

69 27 4    
             
 

"Immigration"

 

2/15-18/13

47 38 15    
 

"Who do you blame more for what's gone wrong in Washington: President Obama and the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama/
Democrats
in Congress
Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/15-18/13

34 43 23    

 

Pew Research Center/USA Today. Feb. 13-18, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The federal budget deficit"

 

2/13-18/13

34 58 8    
 

3/7-11/12

36 58 7    
 

1/11-16/12

34 62 5    
 

1/6-9/11

35 53 12    
 

6/16-20/10

35 56 9    
 

1/6-10/10

32 58 11    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

31 58 11    
 

7/22-26/09

32 53 15    
 

4/14-21/09

50 38 12    
             
 

"Gun policies"

 

2/13-18/13

44 49 8    
             
 

"Climate change"

 

2/13-18/13

44 34 22    
             
 

"The situation in Afghanistan" N=764 (Form 2)

 

2/13-18/13

46 42 12    
 

3/7-11/12

49 42 9    
 

1/11-16/12

56 37 7    
 

5/2/11

60 29 11    
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

43 45 11    
 

1/6-9/11

44 42 13    
 

6/16-20/10

45 46 9    
 

4/21-26/10

41 42 17    
 

3/10-14/10

51 35 15    
 

1/6-10/10

45 43 12    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

36 49 15    
 

7/22-26/09

47 33 19    
             

"And thinking about these same issues, who do you think has the better approach to dealing with [see below]: Barack Obama or Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Same/No
difference
(vol.)
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 
 

"The federal budget deficit"

 

2/13-18/13

45 38 1 8 7
             
 

"Gun policies"

 

2/13-18/13

45 39 1 6 8
             
 

"Immigration"

 

2/13-18/13

50 33 1 5 10
             
 

"Climate change"

 

2/13-18/13

47 26 2 8 17

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 6-10, 2013. N=1,148 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/6-10/13

47 34 18    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 6-10, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the policies Barack Obama will pursue in his second term?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/6-10/13

52 43 5    
             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the policies the Republicans in Congress will pursue in the next four years?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/6-10/13

36 55 9    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Feb. 4-6, 2013. N=1,010 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing on the following issues? . . ."

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Taxes"

 

2/4-6/13

41 54 5    
             
 

"Terrorism"

 

2/4-6/13

59 36 5    
             
 

"Job creation"

 

2/4-6/13

43 52 5    
             
 

"Libya"

 

2/4-6/13

36 44 20    
             
 

"Iran"

 

2/4-6/13

43 44 13    
             
 

"Afghanistan"

 

2/4-6/13

48 42 10    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2013. N=1,772 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.3.

             

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

55 31 14    
             

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

51 37 12    
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job cutting federal spending: President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

39 48 12    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 14-15, 2013. N=814 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Regardless of whether you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama, do you think he has met your expectations for how he would handle his job as president, or has he exceeded your expectations, or has he fallen short of your expectations?"

 
    Met Exceeded Fallen
short
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/14-15/13

40 13 46 2  
 

9/9-11/11

32 7 60 1  
 

9/21-23/10

32 9 56 2  
 

12/16-20/09

39 11 48 2  
 

5/16-18/09

52 17 28 2  
 

2/18-19/09

58 16 23 2  
             

"What kind of president do you think Barack Obama will be in his second term: outstanding, above average, below average, or poor?" N=406 (Version B), margin of error 5

 
    Outstanding Above
average
Below
average
Poor Average
(vol.)
    % % % % %
 

1/14-15/13

20 34 12 29 4

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 11-15, 2013. N=1,110 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/11-15/13

45 47 7    
 

12/12-16/12

52 41 7    
             

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

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

1/11-15/13

36 52 2 7 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 10-13, 2013. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not. . . ."

 
    Applies Does not
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"He understands the problems of people like you"

 

1/10-13/13

55 43 2    
 

1/12-15/12

51 47 2    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

49 49 2    
 

6/2-5/11

49 49 2    
 

1/13-16/11

58 40 2    
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

50 48 2    
 

6/3-6/10

51 48 2    
 

3/23-26/10

56 43 2    
 

1/12-15/10

57 42 2    
 

7/15-18/09

63 35 1    
 

4/21-24/09

73 25 1    
 

1/13-16/09

72 24 4    
             
 

"He is a strong leader"

 

1/10-13/13

61 37 2    
 

1/12-15/12

51 48 1    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

48 51 1    
 

6/2-5/11

55 44 1    
 

6/3-6/10

57 43 1    
 

3/23-26/10

65 33 2    
 

1/12-15/10

63 35 1    
 

7/15-18/09

71 27 2    
 

4/21-24/09

77 22 2    
 

1/13-16/09

72 18 10    
             

"Do you think 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 right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/10-13/13

10 48 38 5  
 

4/14-17/11

12 48 38 2  
 

12/9-12/10

11 40 45 4  
 

2/4-8/10

9 44 45 2  
             

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

 
    Too much Too little About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/10-13/13

10 67 17 5  
 

12/9-12/10

8 54 32 7  
 

2/4-8/10

8 58 30 4  

 

Pew Research Center Poll. Jan. 9-13, 2013. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"In the long run, do you think Barack Obama will be a successful or unsuccessful president, or do you think it is too early to tell?" N=727 (Form 1), margin of error 4.2

 
    Successful Unsuccessful Too early
to tell
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

1/9-13/13

33 26 39 2  
 

1/11-16/12

27 32 39 2  
 

1/5-9/11

25 26 47 2  
 

1/6-10/10

24 21 52 3  
 

9/30 - 10/4/09

27 18 54 2  
 

1/7-11/09

30 4 65 1  
             

"In the long run, do you think the accomplishments of the Obama Administration will outweigh its failures, or will the failures outweigh the accomplishments?" N=775 (Form 2), margin of error 4.1

 
    Accomplish-
ments
outweigh
failures
Failures
outweigh
accomplish-
ments
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/9-13/13

46 39 15    
 

1/11-16/12

43 44 12    
             

"As I read some pairs of opposite phrases, please tell me which one best reflects your impression of Barack Obama. . . . Does Barack Obama impress you as trustworthy or not trustworthy?" N=727 (Form 1), margin of error 4.2

 
    Trustworthy Not
trustworthy
Neither
particularly
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/9-13/13

66 30 1 3  
 

1/11-16/12

61 36 - 3  
 

1/5-9/11

58 36 2 4  
 

1/6-10/10

61 31 2 5  
 

2/4-8/09

76 15 1 8  
             

"Does Barack Obama impress you as a good communicator or not a good communicator?" N=775 (Form 2), margin of error 4.1

 
    Good
communicator
Not a good
communicator
Neither
particularly
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/9-13/13

76 21 1 2  
 

1/11-16/12

78 20 - 2  
 

1/5-9/11

75 21 1 4  
 

1/6-10/10

83 14 1 2  
 

2/4-8/09

92 6 - 2  
             

"Does Barack Obama impress you as someone who cares about people like me or someone who doesn't care about people like me?" N=775 (Form 2), margin of error 4.1

 
    Cares Doesn't
care
Neither
particularly
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/9-13/13

66 31 - 3  
 

1/11-16/12

61 35 1 3  
 

1/5-9/11

60 34 1 5  
 

1/6-10/10

64 30 1 4  
 

2/4-8/09

81 14 1 4  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Dec. 17-18, 2012. N=620 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Looking ahead to the next four years, do you expect Barack Obama to do a better job as president, about the same, or a worse job as president than he did in his first term?"

 
    Better About
the same
Worse Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/17-18/12

46 31 22 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 13-16, 2012. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

48 45 7    
 

2/1-4/12

47 47 6    
 

1/12-15/12

45 47 8    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

41 53 6    
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

42 51 7    
 

7/14-17/11

45 47 8    
 

1/13-16/11

50 44 6    
 

8/13-17/09

51 40 8    
 

4/21-24/09

56 38 6    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling budget negotiations to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff'?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

45 43 11    
 

12/5-9/12

49 42 10    
             

"Do you think Obama has a mandate to carry out the agenda he presented during the presidential campaign, or should he compromise on the things the Republicans strongly oppose?"

 
    Has a
mandate
Should
compromise
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

34 56 11    
 

1/13-16/09

50 46 4    
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job protecting the middle class: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form A).

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

12/13-16/12

58 32 1 7 3
 

1/12-15/12

48 35 - 13 3
 

12/15-18/11

50 35 1 10 3
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

45 41 1 11 2
 

4/14-17/11

51 39 1 8 1
             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling taxes: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form B).

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

12/13-16/12

46 42 1 9 3
 

1/12-15/12

40 42 1 13 4
 

12/15-18/11

46 41 1 10 2
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

39 46 1 11 2
 

4/14-17/11

47 42 1 8 2
 

1/13-16/11

44 42 2 9 4
 

12/9-12/10

43 44 1 7 5
             

"Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the policies Obama will pursue in his second term in office?" Options rotated

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

55 41 5    
             

"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?" Options rotated

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

46 51 3    
 

1/13-16/11

55 43 2    

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 12-16, 2012. N=1,179 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"These days, who do you blame more for the difficulties in reaching agreements and passing legislation in Congress: the Republicans in Congress, or Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress?"

 
    Republicans
in Congress
Obama,
Democrats
in Congress
Both (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-16/12

47 24 21 8  
 

9/8-12/12

44 29 19 8  
 

1/12-17/12

46 30 16 8  
 

12/5-7/11

42 26 22 10  

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 7-10, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"For each of the following, please tell me if you think President Obama does or does not have a mandate to get it done because he won reelection. Just answer yes or no. . . ."

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Overhaul immigration law to provide a path to legal status"

 

12/7-10/12

57 38 5    
             
 

"Raise income tax rates on income over $250,000"

 

12/7-10/12

65 33 2    
             
 

"Protect Social Security from substantial budget cuts"

 

12/7-10/12

64 33 3    
             
 

"Protect Medicare from fundamental change"

 

12/7-10/12

62 34 4    
             
 

"Take action to address climate change"

 

12/7-10/12

46 46 8    
             
 

"Decrease defense spending"

 

12/7-10/12

50 47 3    

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Dec. 4-6, 2012. N=1,091 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think President Barack Obama's second term will be better than the first, worse than the first, or about the same as the first term?"

 
    Better Worse About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/4-6/12

40 28 30 2  
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/4-6/12

51 42 7    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/4-6/12

44 52 4    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 16-18, 2012. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"When dealing with the Republican Congress, do you think President Obama should compromise to get things done even if he has to sacrifice some of his beliefs, or should Obama stand up for his beliefs even if that means less might be accomplished?" N=516 (Version B), margin of error 4.5

 
    Compromise Stand up
for beliefs
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/16-18/12

72 22 5    
 

7/18-20/11

68 32 -    
             

"When dealing with President Obama, do you think the Republicans in Congress should compromise to get things done even if they have to sacrifice some of their beliefs, or should the Republicans in Congress stand up for their beliefs even if that means less might be accomplished?" N=516 (Version B), margin of error 4.5

 
    Compromise Stand up
for beliefs
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/16-18/12

72 25 4    
 

7/18-20/11

66 33 -    
             

"How confident are you that Barack Obama will make good choices to replace the Cabinet members who leave his administration: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
 
    % % % %  
 

11/16-18/12

29 29 16 26  

 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 8-11, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"Who do you trust more to deal effectively with the problems facing the country in the coming months: Congressional Republicans or President Obama and Congressional Democrats?" Options rotated

 
    Obama,
Democrats
Republicans Both
equally (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

11/8-11/12

50 32 4 9 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Nov. 1-3, 2012. N=1,475 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.6.
RV = registered voters. LV = likely voters. Among adults, except where noted.

 

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/1-3/12 LV

67 16 17    

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2012. N=3,815 adults nationwide. Margin of error 1.8.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the impact of Hurricane Sandy?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/31 - 11/3/12

66 15 19    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 10-13, 2012. N=1,063 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"As you may know, the unemployment rate has moved below eight percent for the first time in nearly four years. How much credit, if any, do you think Obama deserves for this: a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?"

 
    A lot Some A little None at all Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/12

22 30 17 29 2

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 26-30, 2012. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.
RV = registered voters.

 

"Compared to when Barack Obama became president, do you think that the country is better off, worse off or in about the same place?"

 
    Better off Worse off About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/26-30/12 RV

37 40 23 -  
 

9/12-16/12 RV

38 41 21 -  
 

8/16-20/12 RV

31 42 27 -  
 

8/5-9/10 Adults

31 40 28 1  
 

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt, Libya, and the political unrest in other Arab countries?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/26-30/12 RV

45 46 9    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Sept. 13-17, 2012. N=1,512 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

             

"And please tell me if you approve, disapprove or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling each of the following issues. How about [see below]?" If unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling [see below]?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 
 

"The economy"

 

9/13-17/12

49 48 2 2  
 

6/14-18/12

44 55 1 1  
 

5/3-7/12

46 52 1 1  
 

2/16-20/12

48 50 - 1  
 

12/8-12/11

39 60 1 -  
 

10/13-17/11

40 60 - -  
 

8/18-22/11

36 63 1 -  
 

6/16-20/11

40 59 1 -  
 

5/5-9/11

52 47 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

47 53 - -  
 

1/5-10/11

47 53 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

41 58 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

43 55 - -  
 

9/8-13/10

42 58 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

41 56 3 -  
 

6/9-14/10

45 50 5 -  
 

5/7-11/10

45 52 4 -  
 

4/7-12/10

44 51 5 -  
 

3/3-8/10

46 48 6 -  
 

1/12-17/10

47 48 5 -  
 

12/10-14/09

48 46 5 1  
 

11/5-9/09

46 49 5 -  
 

10/1-5/09

50 44 6 -  
 

9/3-8/09

44 52 5 -  
 

7/16-20/09

50 46 4 -  
 

4/16-20/09

58 35 6 1  
 
 

"Gas prices"

 

9/13-17/12

33 57 7 4  
 

5/3-7/12

30 65 4 2  
 

2/16-20/12

39 58 3 1  
 

12/8-12/11

39 57 2 2  
 

10/13-17/11

39 56 3 2  
 

8/18-22/11

36 61 2 2  
 

6/16-20/11

34 63 2 1  
 

5/5-9/11

35 61 2 2  
 

3/24-28/11

36 63 2 -  
 

1/5-10/11

37 59 4 1  
 

11/3-8/10

43 52 5 1  
 

10/13-18/10

49 49 3 -  
 

9/8-13/10

51 45 4 -  
 

8/11-16/10

39 40 21 -  
 

6/9-14/10

40 37 23 -  
 

5/7-11/10

33 47 19 -  
 

4/7-12/10

33 46 21 -  
 

3/3-8/10

39 39 22 -  
 

1/12-17/10

39 43 19 -  
 

12/10-14/09

41 37 22 -  
 

11/5-9/09

40 39 21 1  
 

10/1-5/09

49 28 23 -  
 

9/3-8/09

37 41 23 -  
 

7/16-20/09

45 35 20 -  
 

4/16-20/09

51 25 22 1  
 
 

"Relationships with other countries"

 

9/13-17/12

57 38 3 3  
 

2/16-20/12

57 40 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

55 42 2 1  
 

10/13-17/11

59 39 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

59 38 1 2  
 

6/16-20/11

59 39 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

69 30 - 1  
 

3/24-28/11

62 37 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

61 38 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

58 41 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

60 39 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

59 39 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

55 36 9 -  
 

6/9-14/10

57 33 10 -  
 

5/7-11/10

58 32 10 -  
 

4/7-12/10

55 36 9 -  
 

3/3-8/10

59 28 13 -  
 

1/12-17/10

58 32 10 -  
 

12/10-14/09

60 32 8 -  
 

11/5-9/09

58 32 11 -  
 

10/1-5/09

61 33 6 -  
 

9/3-8/09

53 37 11 -  
 

7/16-20/09

58 33 9 -  
 

4/16-20/09

69 22 9 1  
 
 

"The situation in Libya"

 

9/13-17/12

45 41 5 9  
 

5/5-9/11

57 37 3 3  
 

3/24-28/11

54 43 2 1  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 11 & 13, 2012. N=1,066 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4. Interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

             

"Next, considering the state of the economy when President Obama took office four years ago, do you think he has done as well as could be expected in dealing with the economy, or don't you think so?"

 
    Has done as
well as
could be
expected
Don't
thinks so
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/11 & 13/12

48 49 3    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 5-8, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling health care?" Half sample (Form A)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/5-8/12

41 52 7    
 

1/13-16/11

43 52 5    
 

7/7-11/10

45 50 5    
 

4/22-25/10

49 49 1    
 

3/23-26/10

48 49 3    
 

2/4-8/10

43 53 3    
 

1/12-15/10

44 52 4    
 

12/10-13/09

44 53 3    
 

11/12-15/09

47 49 3    
 

10/15-18/09

48 48 4    
 

9/10-12/09

48 48 4    
 

8/13-17/09

46 50 5    
 

7/15-18/09

49 44 7    
 

6/18-21/09

53 39 9    
 

4/21-24/09

57 29 13    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. June 14-18, 2012. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"And please tell me if you approve, disapprove or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling each of the following issues. How about [see below]?" If unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling [see below]?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Health care"

 

6/14-18/12

48 50 1 1  
 

5/3-7/12

48 50 1 1  
 

2/16-20/12

48 51 - -  
 

12/8-12/11

44 55 - 1  
 

10/13-17/11

45 54 1 -  
 

8/18-22/11

46 53 1 -  
 

6/16-20/11

45 54 1 -  
 

5/5-9/11

54 46 - -  
 

3/24-28/11

52 48 - -  
 

1/5-10/11

51 49 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

48 51 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

47 53 - -  
 

9/8-13/10

50 50 - -  
 

8/11-16/10

45 53 2 -  
 

6/9-14/10

49 46 4 -  
 

5/7-11/10

45 51 4 -  
 

4/7-12/10

44 52 4 -  
 

3/3-8/10

49 46 5 -  
 

1/12-17/10

48 48 4 -  
 

12/10-14/09

49 46 5 -  
 

11/5-9/09

49 46 5 -  
 

10/1-5/09

48 47 5 -  
 

9/3-8/09

42 52 6 -  
 

7/16-20/09

50 43 7 -  
 

4/16-20/09

53 28 16 3  
 
 

"Unemployment"

 

6/14-18/12

45 52 1 2  
 

5/3-7/12

48 49 2 1  
 

2/16-20/12

49 49 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

45 53 1 1  
 

10/13-17/11

40 59 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

40 59 1 -  
 

6/16-20/11

40 59 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

52 47 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

49 50 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

47 52 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

43 56 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

45 54 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

42 58 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

43 51 6 -  
 

6/9-14/10

42 47 11 -  
 

5/7-11/10

43 48 9 -  
 

4/7-12/10

43 50 6 -  
 

3/3-8/10

46 44 10 -  
 

1/12-17/10

46 47 8 -  
 

12/10-14/09

48 44 9 -  
 

11/5-9/09

44 47 9 -  
 

10/1-5/09

48 43 9 -  
 

9/3-8/09

40 49 11 -  
 

7/16-20/09

49 40 10 -  
 

4/16-20/09

59 29 12 1  
 
 

"Same-sex marriage"

 

6/14-18/12

47 48 3 2  
 

8/18-22/11

43 47 4 6  

 

Gallup Poll. June 7-10, 2012. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Shares your values"

 

6/7-10/12

53 46 1    
             
 

"Understands the problems Americans face in their daily lives"

 

6/7-10/12

58 41 1    
             
 

"Is likeable"

 

6/7-10/12

81 17 1    
             
 

"Changes his positions on issues for political reasons"

 

6/7-10/12

60 35 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 17-20, 2012. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of Obama's recent announcement that he personally supports same-sex marriage?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/17-20/12

51 41 8    

 

Pew Research Center. May 10-13, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Did President Obama expressing his support for gay marriage make you think more favorably of him, less favorably of him, or did it not affect your opinion of Barack Obama?"

 
    More
favorably
Less
favorably
Did not
affect
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/10-13/12

19 25 52 4  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 9-13, 2012. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of President Obama's statement this week that he supports allowing gays and lesbians to get married?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

46 47 8    
 

Democrats

70 23 7    
 

Independents

49 43 8    
 

Republicans

18 76 6    
 

Men

37 55 8    
 

Women

54 39 7    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 10, 2012. N=1,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4. Interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

             

"As you may know, on Wednesday President Obama said for the first time he thinks same-sex couples should be able to legally marry. Do you approve or disapprove of his position on the issue?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

51 45 4    
 

Democrats

71 25 4    
 

Independents

53 44 3    
 

Republicans

23 74 3    
             

"Does President Obama's support for same-sex marriage make you more likely to vote for him, less likely to vote for him, or doesn't it make any difference?"

 
    More likely Less likely No
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/10/12

13 26 60 2  

Obama Administration continued


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