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Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"With the economy"

 

6/6-9/14

38 57 5    
 

3/7-10/14

43 53 4    
 

2/15-18/13

47 49 4    
 

12/7-10/12

48 48 4    
 

6/17-20/11

39 57 4    
 

3/4-7/11

43 52 5    
 

12/3-7/09

45 50 5    
 

9/10-14/09

50 45 5    
             
 

"With health care"

 

6/6-9/14

38 58 4    
 

3/7-10/14

40 54 6    
             
 

"With the budget deficit"

 

6/6-9/14

28 63 9    
 

3/7-10/14

34 57 9    
 

2/15-18/13

35 55 10    
 

12/7-10/12

40 53 7    
 

6/17-20/11

32 61 7    
 

3/4-7/11

38 56 6    
 

12/3-7/09

35 57 8    
 

9/10-14/09

38 55 7    
             
 

"With negotiating with the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives"

 

6/6-9/14

33 55 12    
 

3/7-10/14

37 51 12    
 

2/15-18/13

42 44 14    
 

12/7-10/12

45 45 10    
             
 

"With making people like me feel more economically secure"

 

6/6-9/14

37 57 6    
 

3/7-10/14

42 52 6    
 

2/15-18/13

45 48 7    
             
 

"With the exchange of five prisoners held at Guantanamo for an American soldier"

 

6/6-9/14

31 51 18    
             
 

"With dealing with the situation in Ukraine"

 

6/6-9/14

31 46 23    
 

3/7-10/14

34 41 25    
             
 

"In fighting for the middle class"

 

6/6-9/14

44 51 5    
             
 

"In dealing with problems in the Veterans Administration"

 

6/6-9/14

33 51 16    
 

"Which of the following statements better reflects your view of President Obama as a world leader? Some foreign leaders are challenging the U.S. because they perceive President Obama is weak and will not take aggressive action to stop them. Foreign leaders who are challenging the U.S. would likely behave the same way under any president -- they are fixated on pursuing their own national interests." Options rotated

 
    Obama
perceived
as weak
Would behave
the same with
any president
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/6-9/14

46 50 4    

 

Gallup Poll. June 5-8, 2014. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation involving health care for veterans at VA hospitals?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/5-8/14

29 63 8    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the release of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held in Afghanistan by the Taliban for five years?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/5-8/14

38 50 12    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Afghanistan?" Half sample (Form A)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

45 45 10    
 

5/17-20/12

47 44 9    
 

4/5-8/12

48 43 9    
 

3/7-10/12

46 47 7    
 

7/14-17/11

53 43 5    
 

6/2-5/11

52 41 7    
 

4/14-17/11

44 49 7    
 

1/13-16/11

49 41 10    
 

12/9-12/10

45 46 10    
 

7/7-11/10

45 45 10    
 

4/22-25/10

56 36 7    
 

3/23-26/10

53 35 12    
 

1/12-15/10

50 45 6    
 

12/10-13/09

52 44 4    
 

11/12-15/09

45 48 6    
 

10/15-18/09

45 47 7    
 

9/10-12/09

55 37 7    
 

8/13-17/09

60 33 7    
 

7/15-18/09

62 30 8    
 

4/21-24/09

63 26 11    
             

"Overall, who do you trust to do a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years, Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

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

5/29 - 6/1/14

43 38 1 14 5
 

12/12-15/13

41 41 1 15 3
 

12/13-16/12

50 35 1 11 3
 

12/9-12/10

43 38 2 12 4

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Health care policy"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

36 63 1    
 

9/6-8/13

42 55 3    
 

4/5-7/13

44 54 2    
 

1/14-15/13

50 49 2    
 

11/11-13/11

38 59 3    
 

5/24-26/11

40 57 2    
 

3/18-20/11

41 58 2    
 

1/21-23/11

44 55 1    
 

7/16-21/10

44 54 2    
 

3/25-28/10

45 54 1    
 

3/19-21/10

40 58 2    
 

1/8-10/10

40 59 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

42 57 2    
 

9/11-13/09

51 47 2    
 

8/28-31/09

44 53 3    
 

3/12-15/09

57 41 2    
 
 

"The federal budget deficit"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

31 67 3    
 

9/6-8/13

36 61 3    
 

6/11-13/13

34 64 2    
 

4/5-7/13

38 58 4    
 

1/14-15/13

41 57 2    
 

8/24-25/11

33 66 1    
 

8/5-7/11

34 64 2    
 

5/24-26/11

34 64 2    
 

3/18-20/11

36 62 2    
 

1/21-23/11

38 60 2    
 

11/11-14/10

36 61 3    
 

7/16-21/10

36 62 2    
 

3/19-21/10

36 62 2    
 

1/8-10/10

36 62 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

39 60 2    
 

9/11-13/09

46 51 3    
 

8/28-31/09

36 63 1    
 

3/12-15/09

52 47 2    
 
 

"Gun policy"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

33 64 4    
 

4/5-7/13

45 52 3    
 

1/14-15/13

46 49 6    
 
 

"Environmental policy"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

49 45 7    
 

1/14-15/13

60 36 4    
 

3/19-21/10

55 37 8    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

62 33 5    
 
 

"Helping the middle class"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

40 58 2    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

50 49 1    
 

3/12-15/09

67 32 1    
 
 

"The situation in Afghanistan"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

42 56 2    
 

1/14-15/13

54 42 4    
 

11/11-13/11

48 48 4    
 

5/24-26/11

55 42 3    
 

1/21-23/11

51 46 3    
 

9/1-2/10

48 47 5    
 

7/16-21/10

46 51 3    
 

3/19-21/10

55 42 3    
 

1/8-10/10

51 47 3    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

42 56 2    
 

8/28-31/09

49 46 5    
 

3/12-15/09

67 29 5    
 
 

"The situation in Veterans Affairs hospitals and medical facilities"

 

5/29 - 6/1/14

37 58 6    

 

CBS News Poll. May 20-21, 2014. N=1,056 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the problems at Veterans Administration medical facilities?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/20-21/14

29 45 25    

 

CBS News Poll. May 16-19, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/14

43 53 4    
 

3/20-23/14

40 56 5    
 

1/17-21/14

41 54 5    
 

12/5-8/13

41 55 5    
 

11/15-18/13

32 65 3    
 

9/19-23/13

40 54 5    
 

5/20-24/10

42 52 6    
 

4/28 - 5/2/10

44 48 8    
 

4/5-12/10

41 51 9    
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

34 55 11    
 

3/18-21/10

41 51 8    
 

2/5-10/10

35 55 10    
 

1/14-17/10

40 54 6    
 

1/6-10/10

36 54 10    
 

12/4-8/09

42 50 8    
 

11/13-16/09

44 48 8    
 

10/5-8/09

47 42 11    
 

9/19-23/09

47 45 8    
 

8/27-31/09

40 47 13    
 

7/24-28/09

46 38 16    
 

7/9-12/09

49 37 14    
 

6/12-16/09

44 34 22    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation between Russia and Ukraine?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/16-19/14

40 40 21    
 

3/20-23/14

38 46 16    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 24-27, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the situation involving Russia and Ukraine?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/24-27/14

34 46 20    
 

3/5-9/14

42 43 15    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). April 23-27, 2014. 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 between Russia and Ukraine?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/23-27/14

37 45 18    
 

3/5-9/14

43 40 17    
 

"Thinking now about Barack Obama and his foreign policy, in general which comes closer to your point of view? He is too cautious and lets other countries control events. He takes a balanced approach depending on the situation. He is too bold and forces issues with other countries." Half sample (Form B)

 
    Too
cautious
Balanced
approach
Too bold Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/23-27/14

36 42 15 7  

 

Quinnipiac University. March 26-31, 2014. N=1,578 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

48 47 5    
 

1/15-19/14

46 49 5    
 

1/4-7/14

46 49 4    
 

12/3-9/13

44 52 4    
 

11/6-11/13

44 52 4    
 

9/23-29/13

54 41 4    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

50 44 5    
 

5/22-28/13

49 47 5    
 

8/16-27/11

58 37 6    
 

1/5-11/10

56 37 7    
             

"Would you say that Barack Obama has strong leadership qualities or not?"

 
    Has Doesn't
have
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

49 48 3    
 

1/15-19/14

49 48 3    
 

1/4-7/14

46 51 3    
 

12/3-9/13

47 51 2    
 

11/6-11/13

48 50 2    
 

9/23-29/13

53 45 3    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

52 46 3    
 

5/22-28/13

53 45 2    
 

7/1-8/12

59 39 3    
 

1/5-11/10

66 32 2    
             

"Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?"

 
    Cares Doesn't
care
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

51 45 3    
 

1/15-19/14

51 46 3    
 

1/4-7/14

50 48 2    
 

12/3-9/13

48 49 3    
 

11/6-11/13

49 48 3    
 

9/23-29/13

54 42 3    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

52 45 3    
 

5/22-28/13

53 45 3    
 

7/1-8/12

56 41 3    
 

11/6-10/08

70 22 7    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

40 55 4    
 

1/15-19/14

39 56 5    
 

1/4-7/14

39 58 4    
 

12/3-9/13

37 59 4    
 

11/6-11/13

38 59 3    
 

9/23-29/13

44 52 4    
 

7/28-31/13

42 54 4    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

41 55 4    
 

4/25-29/13

41 53 6    
 

7/1-8/12

40 55 4    
 

4/11-17/12

38 56 6    
 

2/14-20/12

41 55 4    
 

11/14-20/11

33 61 6    
 

10/25-31/11

37 60 4    
 

9/27 - 10/3/11

32 64 4    
 

8/16-27/11

32 62 6    
 

7/5-11/11

38 56 5    
 

5/31 - 6/6/11

36 58 6    
 

3/22-28/11

34 60 5    
 

2/21-28/11

38 59 4    
 

1/4-11/11

40 53 7    
 

4/14-19/10

40 55 5    
 

3/22-23/10

39 57 5    
 

2/2-8/10

41 54 5    
 

1/5-11/10

41 54 6    
 

12/15-20/09

44 51 5    
 

12/1-6/09

41 54 5    
 

11/9-16/09

43 52 5    
 

9/29 - 10/5/09

47 46 7    
 

7/27 - 8/3/09

45 49 6    
 

6/23-29/09

52 42 6    
 

4/21-27/09

53 38 9    
 

3/24-30/09

55 37 8    
 

2/25 - 3/2/09

57 33 10    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

39 58 3    
 

1/15-19/14

36 59 5    
 

1/4-7/14

35 61 4    
 

12/3-9/13

34 62 4    
 

11/6-11/13

36 60 4    
 

7/1-8/12

43 52 5    
 

2/14-20/12

40 56 5    
 

3/22-28/11

38 55 7    
 

2/21-28/11

40 56 4    
 

1/4-11/11

44 51 5    
 

4/14-19/10

40 55 5    
 

3/22-23/10

44 50 6    
 

3/16-21/10

36 58 6    
 

2/2-8/10

35 58 6    
 

1/5-11/10

35 58 6    
 

12/15-20/09

38 56 6    
 

12/1-6/09

38 56 6    
 

11/9-16/09

41 53 6    
 

9/29 - 10/5/09

41 51 8    
 

7/27 - 8/3/09

39 52 9    
 

6/23-29/09

46 42 13    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

39 55 6    
 

1/15-19/14

40 49 11    
 

1/4-7/14

41 51 8    
 

12/3-9/13

42 49 9    
 

11/6-11/13

38 53 9    
 

9/23-29/13

41 53 7    
 

7/28-31/13

44 50 6    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

40 52 8    
 

4/25-29/13

47 43 10    
 

7/1-8/12

47 44 9    
 

4/11-17/12

44 47 9    
 

2/14-20/12

46 46 8    
 

11/14-20/11

49 42 10    
 

10/25-31/11

52 42 6    
 

9/27 - 10/3/11

44 48 8    
 

8/16-27/11

44 47 9    
 

7/5-11/11

47 43 10    
 

5/31 - 6/6/11

46 44 10    
 

3/22-28/11

41 47 12    
 

2/21-28/11

43 45 12    
 

4/14-19/10

48 42 10    
 

3/22-23/10

46 43 12    
 

2/2-8/10

46 43 11    
 

1/5-11/10

45 46 9    
 

12/15-20/09

46 44 10    
 

12/1-6/09

46 45 9    
 

11/9-16/09

49 42 8    
 

9/29 - 10/5/09

49 37 13    
 

7/27 - 8/3/09

52 38 10    
 

6/23-29/09

55 35 9    
 

4/21-27/09

57 32 11    
 

3/24-30/09

56 25 19    
 

2/25 - 3/2/09

56 21 23    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/26-31/14

41 47 11    

 

CBS News Poll. March 20-23, 2014. N=1,097 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation with Afghanistan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

3/20-23/14

40 45 15    
 

2/6-10/13

50 33 17    
 

8/22-26/12

45 38 18    
 

4/13-17/12

43 42 14    
 

2/8-13/12

51 36 13    
 

9/28 - 10/2/11

47 36 17    
 

6/24-28/11

51 38 11    
 

6/3-7/11

51 35 14    
 

1/5-9/11

44 38 18    
 

9/10-14/10

48 34 18    
 

8/20-24/10

43 39 18    
 

7/9-12/10

43 44 13    
 

5/20-24/10

44 37 19    
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

48 36 16    
 

1/14-17/10

46 39 15    
 

1/6-10/10

46 38 16    
 

12/4-8/09

48 38 14    
 

11/13-16/09

38 43 19    
 

10/5-8/09

42 34 24    
 

9/19-23/09

44 35 21    
 

8/27-31/09

48 30 22    
 

4/22-26/09

56 21 23    
 

4/1-5/09

58 21 21    

 

Gallup Poll. March 6-9, 2014. N=1,048 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think Barack Obama is doing a good job or a poor job in handling each of the following issues as president?

"How about protecting the nation's environment?"

 
    Good job Poor job Mixed/
Fair (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/6-9/14

51 41 5 3  
 

3/7-10/13

55 34 6 5  
 

3/8-11/12

56 35 6 3  
 

3/3-6/11

55 33 6 6  
 

3/4-7/10

52 33 7 8  
             

"Improving the nation's energy policy"

 
    Good job Poor job Mixed/
Fair (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/6-9/14

42 48 5 5  
 

3/7-10/13

46 45 4 5  
 

3/8-11/12

42 47 5 6  
 

3/3-6/11

41 47 6 6  
 

3/4-7/10

43 44 5 8  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you think Barack Obama is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is he out of touch?"

 
    In touch Out of
touch
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

48 49 2    
 

4/11-14/13

51 46 2    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Feb. 19-23, 2014. N=1,644 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In general, which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama presidency so far? Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat disappointed or very disappointed?"

 
    Very
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Somewhat
disappointed
Very
disappointed
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

2/19-23/14

10 30 22 37 1
 

8/22-26/12

12 35 22 30 2

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In general, would you say that President Obama's views and proposed programs for the country are too liberal, not liberal enough, or just about right for the country?"

 
    Too
liberal
Not liberal
enough
Just
about right
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

41 14 41 4  
 

3/11-13/11

46 12 39 3  
 

10/27-30/10

46 13 37 4  
 

8/6-10/10

46 13 39 3  
 

1/8-10/10

46 10 42 2  
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

42 14 44 1  
 

7/31 - 8/3/09

40 8 50 2  
 

3/12-15/09

36 5 58 1  
             

"In general, do you hope that Barack Obama's policies will succeed or do you hope that his policies will fail?"

 
    Succeed Fail Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

58 34 5 2  
 

Democrats

94 3 2 1  
 

Independents

58 34 5 3  
 

Republicans

14 73 10 3  
             
 

1/14-15/13

70 26 2 1  
 

Democrats

96 4 - 1  
 

Independents

69 28 3 -  
 

Republicans

40 52 5 4  
             
 

10/14-16/11

67 25 7 1  
 

12/17-19/10

61 27 9 3  
 

12/16-20/09

71 22 6 -  
 

3/12-15/09

86 11 2 -  
             

"And in general, do you think it is more likely that Obama's policies will succeed or more likely that his policies will fail?"

 
    Succeed Fail Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

37 56 4 3  
 

1/14-15/13

54 39 4 4  
 

10/14-16/11

36 59 4 2  
 

12/17-19/10

44 47 6 2  
 

12/16-20/09

52 41 5 2  
 

3/12-15/09

64 32 3 1  
             

"As you may know, President Obama gave his State of the Union address last Tuesday night. About how much of President Obama's speech did you happen to hear or watch: all of the speech, some of it, only a little, or none at all?"

 
    All Some
of it
Only
a little
None
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

16 17 14 52  
             

"Based on what you have read or heard about that speech, what was your overall reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address: very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative, or very negative?"

 
    Very
positive
Somewhat
positive
Somewhat
negative
Very
negative
Mixed (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

15 29 17 21 18

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 28, 2014. N=371 adults nationwide who watched the presidential speech. Margin of error 5. Per CNN: Survey respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample on January 24-27, 2014. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch tonight's speech and were willing to be re-interviewed after the speech. Some questions were asked of each respondent both in the pre-speech questionnaire on January 24-27 and on tonight's questionnaire. Where applicable, results for tonight's respondents from both the pre-speech survey and the post-speech survey are reported. 22% of the respondents who participated in tonight's survey identified themselves as Republicans, 41% identified themselves as Democrats, and 37% identified themselves as Independents.

             

"What was your overall reaction to President Obama's speech tonight: very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative?"

 
    Very
positive
Somewhat
positive
Somewhat
negative
Very
negative
Mixed (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/28/14

44 32 14 8 2
             

"Do you think the policies being proposed by Barack Obama will move the country in the right direction or the wrong direction?"

 
    Right
direction
Wrong
direction
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/28/14

69 29 3    
 

1/24-27/14

52 43 5    
             

"Based on what you heard in tonight's speech, do you think that President Obama's plan will or will not succeed in improving the economy?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/28/14

59 36 5    
             

"Do you think the proposals outlined in tonight's speech to help lower-income people join the middle class will be very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective, or not effective at all?"

 
    Very
effective
Somewhat
effective
Not too
effective
Not effective
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

1/28/14

18 50 15 16  
             

"Do you think the proposals outlined in tonight's speech to address the problems faced by people who are already in the middle class will be very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective, or not effective at all?"

 
    Very
effective
Somewhat
effective
Not too
effective
Not effective
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/28/14

14 47 23 14 2
             

"How likely do you think it is that most of the programs Obama outlined in tonight's speech will be passed into law: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not too
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/28/14

8 45 35 11 1
             

"In general, would you rather see Barack Obama attempt to reach a bipartisan compromise with Congress on major issues, or would you rather see Obama take unilateral action without Congress to make changes in government policy that are not supported by Republicans?"

 
    Bipartisan compromise Unilateral
action
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/28/14

67 30 3    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 20-23, 2014. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/20-23/14

50 42 8    
 

1/12-15/12

56 38 6    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

60 34 6    
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

62 32 6    
 

6/2-5/11

60 34 6    
 

2/4-8/10

56 39 5    
 

1/12-15/10

55 42 4    
 

11/12-15/09

53 41 6    
 

9/10-12/09

55 34 11    
 

6/18-21/09

57 36 7    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the situation with Iran?" Half sample

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/20-23/14

39 49 12    
 

10/15-18/09

52 39 9    
 

6/18-21/09

52 36 12    
 

4/21-24/09

54 35 11    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/20-23/14

33 45 22    
 

9/12-15/13

36 53 11    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 17-21, 2014. N=1,018 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/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/17-21/14

34 57 9    
 

11/15-18/13

28 67 5    
 

9/19-23/13

35 54 11    
 

4/24-28/13

33 57 10    
 

3/20-24/13

33 57 10    
 

2/6-10/13

37 55 8    
 

1/11-15/13

37 54 9    
 

12/12-16/12

37 51 12    
 

2/8-13/12

32 59 9    
 

6/3-7/11

30 63 7    
 

4/15-20/11

33 59 8    
 

3/18-21/11

31 58 11    
 

2/11-14/11

31 58 11    
 

1/15-19/11

30 56 14    
 

4/5-12/10

29 53 18    
 

2/5-10/10

31 58 11    
 

7/24-28/09

40 43 17    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling surveillance activities by the National Security Agency?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/17-21/14

35 49 15    

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 15-19, 2014. N=1,933 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.2.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/14

48 41 10    
 

1/4-7/14

52 41 6    
 

12/3-9/13

50 41 8    
 

11/6-11/13

52 42 6    
 

9/23-29/13

52 42 6    
 

7/28-31/13

54 39 6    
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

52 43 6    
 

4/25-29/13

55 38 8    
 

10/25-31/11

66 28 6    
 

8/16-27/11

57 34 9    
 

4/14-19/10

49 41 10    
 

3/22-23/10

49 41 9    
 

2/2-8/10

49 44 8    
 

1/5-11/10

48 44 8    
 

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/14

39 47 14    
 

12/3-9/13

40 48 12    
 

9/23-29/13

48 40 12    
 

11/14-20/11

46 38 16    
 

4/14-19/10

44 43 13    
 

9/29 - 10/5/09

45 39 17    
 

"Do you think that in general the Obama administration has been competent in running the government, or don't you think so?"

 
    Has been
competent
Don't
think so
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/14

42 53 5    
 

1/4-7/14

43 55 2    
 

12/3-9/13

40 56 3    
 

11/6-11/13

43 53 3    
 

"Do you think President Barack Obama is paying enough attention to what his administration is doing, or don't you think so?"

 
    Paying
enough
attention
Don't
think so
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/14

45 47 8    
 

1/4-7/14

45 50 6    
 

12/3-9/13

41 52 6    
 

11/6-11/13

43 51 6    

 

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    
    % % %    
 
 

"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    
             
 

"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 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.

             

"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    

 

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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