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CNN/ORC Poll. Dec. 16-19, 2013. N=1,035 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?" If disapprove: "Do you disapprove because you think his policies and actions since he became president have been too liberal, or because you think his policies and actions have not been liberal enough?" Combined responses

 
    Approve Disapprove:
Too liberal
Disapprove:
Not liberal
enough
Disapprove:
Neither
reason (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/16-19/13

41 40 12 5 3
 

1/14-15/13

55 34 7 2 2
 

8/31 - 9/3/12

48 32 8 5 7
 

3/24-25/12

51 35 8 2 4
 

8/5-7/11

44 36 16 2 2
 

7/18-20/11

45 38 13 3 2
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

51 36 7 4 3
 

11/11-14/10

48 38 9 3 3
 

7/16-21/10

47 38 9 3 2
 

3/25-28/10

51 40 6 2 1
 

12/16-20/09

54 34 8 2 2
 

12/2-3/09

48 40 8 2 2

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 18-20, 2013. N=843 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"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 a strong and decisive leader"

 

11/18-20/13

46 53 -    
 

9/6-8/13

50 49 1    
 

6/11-13/13

52 48 -    
 

5/17-18/13

58 41 1    
 

1/11-12/12

52 47 1    
 

9/9-11/11

48 52 -    
 

5/24-26/11

57 42 -    
 

5/2/11

58 41 1    
 

4/9-10/11

53 46 1    
 

1/14-16/11

57 43 -    
 

6/16/10

53 46 1    
 

1/22-24/10

60 39 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

62 37 1    
 

6/26-28/09

70 28 1    
 

2/18-19/09

80 19 1    
 

12/19-21/08

76 23 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/08 RV

64 35 1    
 

3/14-16/08 RV

59 39 3    
             
 

"Inspires confidence"

 

11/18-20/13

44 56 -    
 

9/6-8/13

49 50 1    
 

5/24-26/11

58 41 1    
 

5/2/11

57 42 1    
 

6/16/10

56 43 1    
 

1/22-24/10

57 43 -    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

63 37 -    
 

6/26-28/09

72 27 1    
 

2/18-19/09

75 24 1    
 

12/19-21/08

82 18 -    
             
 

"Is honest and trustworthy"

 

11/18-20/13

46 53 1    
 

9/6-8/13

51 49 1    
 

6/11-13/13

49 50 1    
 

5/17-18/13

58 41 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

59 38 3    
 

1/14-16/11

60 39 2    
 

1/22-24/10

59 40 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

61 38 -    
 

2/18-19/09

74 23 3    
 

12/19-21/08

72 26 2    
             
 

"Cares about people like you"

 

11/18-20/13

52 48 -    
 

9/6-8/13

53 46 1    
 

9/9-11/11

57 43 1    
 

5/24-26/11

60 39 1    
 

4/9-10/11

57 41 1    
 

1/14-16/11

57 42 1    
 

6/16/10

60 40 -    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

59 41 -    
 

12/19-21/08

73 27 -    
 

10/30 - 11/1/08 RV

66 33 1    
 

6/26-29/08 RV

67 31 2    
 

3/14-16/08 RV

67 32 1    
             
 

"Can manage the government effectively"

 

11/18-20/13

40 60 1    
 

6/11-13/13

47 53 -    
 

5/17-18/13

52 47 1    
 

9/9-11/11

42 57 -    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

51 47 1    
 

4/9-10/11

45 55 1    
 

6/16/10

49 50 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

58 42 -    
 

6/26-28/09

61 38 1    
 

12/19-21/08

76 23 1    
             
 

"Generally agrees with you on issues you care about"

 

11/18-20/13

44 56 1    
 

5/17-18/13

51 47 2    
 

1/11-12/12

48 50 1    
 

4/9-10/11

47 52 1    
 

1/14-16/11

47 52 1    
 

1/22-24/10

50 49 -    
 

6/26-28/09

56 42 1    
 

2/18-19/09

63 36 1    
 

12/19-21/08

68 31 1    
             
 

"Is likeable"

 

11/18-20/13

71 29 -    
 

5/17-18/13

79 20 1    
 

9/9-11/11

79 21 1    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

82 17 1    
             
 

"Is a person you admire"

 

11/18-20/13

44 56 -    
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

55 44 1    
 

1/14-16/11

55 44 -    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

59 41 -    
 

12/19-21/08

67 33 1    
             
 

"Has a vision for the country's future"

 

11/18-20/13

60 40 -    
 

9/9-11/11

66 33 1    
 

4/9-10/11

68 31 1    
 

"Who do you think will have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year: Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"
2011 & 2012: "Who do you think will have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next two years: Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Barack
Obama
Republicans
in Congress
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/18-20/13

42 50 3 5  
 
 

11/16-18/12

61 33 2 4  
 

5/24-26/11

44 48 5 3  
 

1/14-16/11

36 56 5 3  
             

"And who do you WANT to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year: Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"
2011 & 2012: "And who do you WANT to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next two years: Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Barack
Obama
Republicans
in Congress
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/18-20/13

47 45 2 6  
 
 

11/16-18/12

51 42 3 5  
 

5/24-26/11

50 45 2 3  
 

1/14-16/11

50 44 5 1  

 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 15-18, 2013. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How much do you think Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like yourself: a lot, some, not much, or not at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Not at all Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

11/15-18/13

29 24 19 26 1
 

9/19-23/13

30 32 16 21 -
 

9/28 - 10/2/11

38 31 14 15 2
 

1/15-19/11

36 35 17 10 2
 

7/9-12/10

37 31 15 15 2
 

6/16-20/10

37 31 16 15 1
 

1/14-17/10

41 28 14 15 2
 

8/27-31/09

45 27 13 13 2
 

4/22-26/09

54 26 8 8 4
 

2/18-22/09

53 30 8 6 3
             

"Do you think Barack Obama has strong qualities of leadership, or not?"

 
    Does
have
Does
not have
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/15-18/13

50 48 2    
 

9/19-23/13

58 39 3    
 

12/5-7/11

57 39 4    
 

9/28 - 10/2/11

57 39 4    
 

2/11-14/11

62 34 4    
 

6/16-20/10

62 35 3    
 

1/14-17/10

70 28 2    
 

10/5-8/09

72 24 4    
 

8/27-31/09

73 25 2    
 

2/2-4/09

85 10 5    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama has the same priorities for the country as you have, or doesn't he?"

 
    Does
have
Does
not have
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/15-18/13

38 59 3    
 

2/6-10/13

45 50 5    
 

1/12-17/12

44 50 6    
 

12/5-7/11

41 54 5    
 

4/15-20/11

43 53 3    
 

2/11-14/11

45 51 4    
 

1/15-19/11

42 52 6    
 

7/9-12/10

48 48 4    
 

5/20-24/10

45 47 8    
 

10/5-8/09

58 38 4    
 

7/24-28/09

62 31 7    
 

2/18-22/09

65 28 7    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/15-18/13

49 48 3    
             

"In general, how confident are you in Barack Obama's ability to manage the federal government effectively: very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not very
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

11/15-18/13

18 29 22 31 1

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Nov. 10-12, 2013. N=1,006 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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Foreign policy"

 

11/10-12/13

38 54 8    
             
 

"The economy"

 

11/10-12/13

37 60 3    
 

2/4-6/13

42 55 3    
 

10/28-30/12

45 52 3    
 

10/7-9/12

44 52 4    
 

9/24-26/12

45 52 3    
             
 

"Health care"

 

11/10-12/13

36 61 4    
 

2/4-6/13

43 52 5    
 

10/28-30/12

47 49 4    
 

10/7-9/12

46 50 4    
 

9/24-26/12

48 47 4    
             
 

"Immigration"

 

11/10-12/13

37 52 11    
 

2/4-6/13

47 46 7    
 

10/28-30/12

44 45 11    
             
 

"The federal deficit"

 

11/10-12/13

29 66 5    
 

2/4-6/13

33 61 6    

 

Quinnipiac University. Nov. 6-11, 2013. N=2,545 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 1.9.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

32 62 6    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

35 53 12    
 

7/28-31/13

39 53 7    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

41 50 8    
 

4/25-29/13

40 50 10    
             

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

41 45 14    
 

9/23-29/13

47 42 11    
 

7/28-31/13

45 39 16    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

44 38 18    
 

5/22-28/13

43 43 14    
 

2/27 - 3/4/13

44 40 15    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

47 41 12    
 

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

42 43 15    
 

9/23-29/13

47 38 15    
 

2/27 - 3/4/13

46 41 13    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

48 40 12    
 

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

40 45 15    
 

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

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

40 41 19    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 7-10, 2013. N=1,039 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/7-10/13

39 58 3    
 

9/5-8/13

42 56 2    
 

8/7-11/13

35 62 3    
 

6/1-4/13

42 56 2    
 

2/7-10/13

39 60 1    
 

11/15-18/12

44 52 3    
 

11/3-4/12

45 53 2    
 

8/9-12/12

36 60 4    
 

2/2-5/12

38 59 3    
 

11/3-6/11

30 67 3    
 

8/11-14/11

26 71 3    
 

5/12-15/11

37 60 3    
 

3/25-27/11

39 58 3    
 

2/2-5/11

37 60 3    
 

11/19-21/10

35 63 2    
 

8/5-8/10

38 59 3    
 

7/27 - 8/1/10

39 59 2    
 

3/26-28/10

37 61 2    
 

2/1-3/10

36 61 3    
 

1/8-10/10

40 56 3    
 

11/20-22/09

44 53 3    
 

9/11-13/09

46 51 2    
 

8/6-9/09

48 49 3    
 

7/17-19/09

47 49 4    
 

5/29-31/09

55 42 3    
 

3/27-29/09

56 39 5    
 

2/9-12/09

59 30 11    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/7-10/13

39 53 8    
 

9/5-8/13

42 54 4    
 

8/7-11/13

40 53 7    
 

6/1-4/13

43 52 5    
 

2/7-10/13

46 48 6    
 

11/15-18/12

47 46 8    
 

11/3-4/12

49 46 5    
 

8/9-12/12

48 45 8    
 

2/2-5/12

48 46 6    
 

11/3-6/11

49 44 7    
 

8/11-14/11

42 51 6    
 

5/12-15/11

51 43 7    
 

3/25-27/11

46 47 6    
 

2/2-5/11

48 45 7    
 

11/19-21/10

45 49 6    
 

8/5-8/10

44 48 8    
 

3/26-28/10

48 46 6    
 

2/1-3/10

51 44 5    
 

1/8-10/10

47 47 6    
 

8/6-9/09

53 40 8    
 

7/17-19/09

57 38 6    
 

5/29-31/09

59 32 8    
 

3/27-29/09

61 28 10    
 

2/9-12/09

54 22 24    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/7-10/13

37 61 2    
 

8/7-11/13

39 57 4    
 

6/1-4/13

40 57 3    
 

11/15-18/12

49 46 5    
 

2/2-5/12

41 56 2    
 

11/3-6/11

41 55 4    
 

3/25-27/11

40 56 4    
 

2/2-5/11

40 56 3    
 

8/5-8/10

40 57 3    
 

3/26-28/10

42 54 4    
 

2/1-3/10

36 60 4    
 

1/8-10/10

37 58 5    
 

11/20-22/09

40 53 7    
 

9/11-13/09

43 52 5    
 

8/6-9/09

43 49 8    
 

7/17-19/09

44 50 6    
             

"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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Is a strong and decisive leader"

 

11/7-10/13

47 51 2    
 

9/5-8/13

53 46 1    
 

6/20-24/13

53 47 -    
             
 

"Understands the problems Americans face in their daily lives"

 

11/7-10/13

54 45 1    
 

9/5-8/13

56 43 1    
 

6/20-24/13

56 42 1    
             
 

"Has a clear plan for solving the country's problems"

 

11/7-10/13

38 60 1    
 

9/5-8/13

38 59 3    
 

6/20-24/13

38 60 2    
             
 

"Is honest and trustworthy"

 

11/7-10/13

50 47 3    
 

9/5-8/13

55 42 3    
 

6/20-24/13

55 44 1    
             
 

"Can manage the government effectively"

 

11/7-10/13

42 57 2    
 

9/5-8/13

47 52 2    
 

6/20-24/13

44 54 2    

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2013. N=2,003 adults nationwide.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 
 

"Health care policy" N=1,007 (Form 1), margin of error 3.6.

 

10/30 - 11/6/13

37 59 3    
 

9/4-8/13

41 53 6    
 

1/6-9/11

45 47 8    
 

6/16-20/10

42 50 7    
 

4/21-26/10

40 51 9    
 

3/10-14/10

39 52 9    
 

1/6-10/10

38 52 10    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

43 47 10    
 

7/22-26/09

42 43 14    
 

4/14-21/09

51 26 23    
             
 

"The threat of terrorism" N=1,007 (Form 1), margin of error 3.6. 10/28 - 11/8/09: "Terrorist threats."

 

10/30 - 11/6/13

51 44 5    
 

6/12-16/13

56 35 9    
 

1/11-16/12

65 28 7    
 

8/17-21/11

56 33 12    
 

5/2/11

69 21 10    
 

1/6-9/11

55 33 12    
 

1/6-10/10

51 39 10    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

52 34 14    
 

4/14-21/09

57 26 17    
 

2/4-8/09

50 21 29    
             
 

"The economy" N=996 (Form 2), margin of error 3.6.

 

10/30 - 11/6/13

31 65 3    
 

9/4-8/13

43 52 5    
 

6/12-16/13

44 50 5    
 

2/13-18/13

40 56 4    
 

3/7-11/12

43 53 4    
 

1/11-16/12

38 59 4    
 

5/2/11

40 55 4    
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

39 56 6    
 

1/6-9/11

42 51 7    
 

6/16-20/10

43 51 5    
 

5/6-9/10

41 51 8    
 

4/21-26/10

38 54 8    
 

3/10-14/10

41 52 7    
 

1/6-10/10

42 51 7    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

42 52 5    
 

7/22-26/09

38 53 9    
 

6/10-14/09

52 40 8    
 

4/14-21/09

60 33 7    
 

2/4-8/09

56 24 20    
             
 

"The nation's foreign policy" N=996 (Form 2), margin of error 3.6.

 

10/30 - 11/6/13

34 56 10    
 

9/4-8/13

33 57 11    
 

2/13-18/13

44 42 14    
 

1/11-16/12

46 45 10    
 

1/6-10/10

44 40 16    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

44 38 18    
 

7/22-26/09

47 32 21    
 

6/10-14/09

57 31 12    
 

4/14-21/09

61 22 17    
 

2/4-8/09

52 17 31    
             
 

"The nation's immigration policy" N=996 (Form 2), margin of error 3.6.

 

10/30 - 11/6/13

32 60 7    
 

6/12-16/13

43 47 11    
 

2/13-18/13

44 43 13    
 

11/9-14/11

32 49 20    
 

1/6-9/11

35 50 16    
 

6/16-20/10

33 54 12    
 

5/6-9/10

25 54 21    
 

4/21-26/10

29 47 24    
 

1/6-10/10

30 50 21    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

31 48 21    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 18-20, 2013. N=841 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you have more confidence in President Obama or in the Republicans in Congress to deal with the major issues facing the country today?"

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

10/18-20/13

44 31 2 21 2
 

12/17-18/12

49 31 4 14 2
 

12/16-18/11

50 31 2 14 2
 

3/11-13/11

44 39 5 10 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 17-20, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Generally, do you think Obama is more interested in doing what's best for the country or what's best for himself politically?"

 
    Best for
the country
Best for
himself
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/17-20/13

52 46 2    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 1-2, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"These days, when Republicans in Congress oppose policies proposed by Barack Obama and the Democrats, is it mostly because of a disagreement about policy or is it mostly because they want to stop Barack Obama and the Democrats from gaining political advantage?"

 
    Disagreement Political
advantage
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/1-2/13

32 61 7    
 

7/18-22/13

28 64 8    
             

"These days, when Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress oppose policies proposed by the Republicans, is it mostly because of a disagreement about policy or is it mostly because they want to stop the Republicans from gaining political advantage?"

 
    Disagreement Political
advantage
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/1-2/13

43 47 9    
 

7/18-22/13

39 52 9    

Obama Administration continued


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