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     President Obama and the Obama Administration (p. 5)

 
 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. May 3-7, 2012. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

             

"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  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Terrorism" N=536

 

5/3-7/12

64 31 2 2  
 

2/16-20/12

63 35 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

60 37 2 1  
 

10/13-17/11

64 34 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

60 38 1 1  
 

6/16-20/11

63 36 1 -  
 

5/5-9/11

72 27 1 -  
 

3/24-28/11

61 38 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

62 37 1 1  
 

11/3-8/10

57 41 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

60 40 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

58 42 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

49 41 10 -  
 

6/9-14/10

50 40 11 -  
 

5/7-11/10

53 39 8 -  
 

4/7-12/10

50 41 8 -  
 

3/3-8/10

54 38 9 -  
 

1/12-17/10

54 39 7 -  
 

12/10-14/09

52 38 10 -  
 

11/5-9/09

50 39 11 -  
 

10/1-5/09

53 35 12 -  
 

9/3-8/09

44 42 14 -  
 

7/16-20/09

52 37 11 1  
 

4/16-20/09

59 26 13 2  
 
 

"The situation in Afghanistan"

 

5/3-7/12

53 42 3 2  
 

2/16-20/12

54 43 1 2  
 

12/8-12/11

51 47 1 1  
 

10/13-17/11

48 50 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

50 49 1 1  
 

6/16-20/11

52 46 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

65 34 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

55 45 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

54 44 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

48 50 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

52 47 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

53 46 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

44 43 13 -  
 

6/9-14/10

47 41 11 -  
 

5/7-11/10

49 39 12 -  
 

4/7-12/10

51 38 11 -  
 

3/3-8/10

57 32 11 -  
 

1/12-17/10

49 42 10 -  
 

12/10-14/09

52 40 8 -  
 

11/5-9/09

42 48 10 -  
 

10/1-5/09

46 41 14 -  
 

9/3-8/09

46 40 13 1  
 

7/16-20/09

55 32 13 -  
 

4/16-20/09

60 26 12 2  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 2-6, 2012. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Obama administration's economic stimulus program?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/2-6/12

47 48 5    
             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Obama administration's loans to the U.S. auto industry?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/2-6/12

50 43 7    
             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Obama administration's increased regulation of financial institutions?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/2-6/12

49 44 7    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). April 22-24, 2012. N=915 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Reports continue to come out about how the General Services Administration staff inappropriately and excessively spent taxpayer dollars on a Las Vegas conference, and now the Secret Service is involved in a prostitution scandal. Do you think these are examples of bad management by the Obama administration, or are these things that could happen under any administration?"

 
    Bad
management
by Obama
Could happen
under any
administration
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/22-24/12

15 84 2    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of how the Obama administration is handling the spending scandal at the General Services Administration?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/22-24/12

38 35 28    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 13-17, 2012. N=957 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the nation's housing and mortgage situation?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/13-17/12

36 49 15    
 

6/24-28/11

36 45 19    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the issue of gasoline prices?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/13-17/12

24 64 12    

 

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

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The situation with gas prices" Half sample (Form B)

 

4/5-8/12

28 62 10    
 

3/7-10/12

26 65 9    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. March 7-11, 2012. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/7-11/12

42 39 19    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 7-10, 2012. N=1,003 adults nationwide.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The possibility of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons" Half sample (Form A)

 

3/7-10/12

36 52 13    
 

1/12-15/12

33 48 19    
 
 

"The federal budget deficit" Half sample (Form A)

 

3/7-10/12

32 63 5    
 

2/1-4/12

38 58 4    
 

1/12-15/12

35 58 7    
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

36 60 4    
 

7/14-17/11

38 60 2    
 

6/2-5/11

33 61 6    
 

4/14-17/11

39 58 3    
 

3/10-13/11

39 55 6    
 

1/13-16/11

43 52 6    
 

12/9-12/10

38 55 7    
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

39 58 3    
 

7/7-11/10

40 56 4    
 

6/3-6/10

39 56 6    
 

4/22-25/10

40 55 5    
 

3/23-26/10

43 52 5    
 

2/4-8/10

40 56 4    
 

1/12-15/10

38 56 6    
 

12/10-13/09

37 56 6    
 

11/12-15/09

42 53 5    
 

10/15-18/09

45 51 4    
 

9/10-12/09

39 55 6    
 

8/13-17/09

41 53 5    
 

7/15-18/09

43 49 8    
 

6/18-21/09

48 48 5    
 

4/21-24/09

51 43 7    
 

3/26-29/09

52 43 5    
 
 

"Energy policy" Half sample (Form B)

 

3/7-10/12

38 48 14    
 

8/13-17/09

55 30 15    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Feb. 16-20, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.1.

             

"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  
    % % % %  
 
 

"The situation in Iraq"

 

2/16-20/12

57 40 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

55 43 2 1  
 

10/13-17/11

51 46 2 1  
 

8/18-22/11

51 47 1 1  
 

6/16-20/11

52 46 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

62 36 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

55 45 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

57 41 2 -  
 

11/3-8/10

54 45 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

56 43 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

60 39 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

45 43 11 -  
 

6/9-14/10

46 40 14 -  
 

5/7-11/10

51 38 11 -  
 

4/7-12/10

49 41 10 -  
 

3/3-8/10

55 33 12 -  
 

1/12-17/10

49 39 12 -  
 

12/10-14/09

49 40 10 -  
 

11/5-9/09

46 45 9 -  
 

10/1-5/09

50 37 13 -  
 

9/3-8/09

47 41 12 -  
 

7/16-20/09

56 32 12 -  
 

4/16-20/09

59 27 12 2  
 
 

"The environment"

 

2/16-20/12

57 40 2 1  
 

12/8-12/11

55 41 1 3  
 

10/13-17/11

57 38 2 3  
 

8/18-22/11

57 39 2 2  
 

6/16-20/11

57 40 2 1  
 

5/5-9/11

65 32 1 2  
 

3/24-28/11

63 35 2 -  
 

1/5-10/11

63 35 2 -  
 

11/3-8/10

58 39 3 1  
 

10/13-18/10

59 39 2 1  
 

9/8-13/10

62 37 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

50 35 15 -  
 

6/9-14/10

50 37 13 -  
 

5/7-11/10

54 32 15 -  
 

4/7-12/10

50 35 14 -  
 

3/3-8/10

54 29 17 -  
 

1/12-17/10

53 31 16 -  
 

12/10-14/09

55 31 14 -  
 

11/5-9/09

54 30 16 -  
 

10/1-5/09

54 28 18 -  
 

9/3-8/09

51 35 14 -  
 

7/16-20/09

56 31 13 -  
 

4/16-20/09

60 19 19 2  
 
 

"Federal budget deficit"

 

2/16-20/12

40 58 1 -  
 

12/8-12/11

36 62 1 2  
 

10/13-17/11

40 57 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

35 64 1 -  
 

6/16-20/11

35 63 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

47 52 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

41 58 - -  
 

1/5-10/11

39 60 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

36 62 1 1  
 

10/13-18/10

40 59 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

38 61 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

37 56 6 -  
 

6/9-14/10

37 54 10 -  
 

5/7-11/10

35 56 9 -  
 

4/7-12/10

34 58 8 -  
 

3/3-8/10

38 52 10 -  
 

1/12-17/10

36 52 12 -  
 

12/10-14/09

41 48 11 -  
 

11/5-9/09

40 51 9 -  
 

10/1-5/09

40 48 11 -  
 

9/3-8/09

33 56 12 -  
 

7/16-20/09

39 51 10 -  
 

4/16-20/09

49 41 8 2  
 
 

"Energy"

 

2/16-20/12

52 45 1 3  
 

12/8-12/11

50 45 2 3  
 

10/13-17/11

53 44 2 1  
 

8/18-22/11

52 45 1 3  
 

6/16-20/11

54 43 2 2  
 

5/5-9/11

59 38 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

59 40 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

60 39 1 1  
 

11/3-8/10

56 40 4 1  
 

10/13-18/10

57 42 2 -  
 

9/8-13/10

59 40 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

47 43 10 -  
 

6/9-14/10

52 36 12 -  
 

5/7-11/10

52 36 11 -  
 

4/7-12/10

51 36 13 -  
 

3/3-8/10

53 31 17 -  
 

1/12-17/10

56 33 11 -  
 

12/10-14/09

54 32 15 -  
 

11/5-9/09

52 32 15 -  
 

10/1-5/09

55 30 15 -  
 

9/3-8/09

50 37 13 -  
 

7/16-20/09

55 34 12 -  
 

4/16-20/09

60 22 16 2  
 
 

"Taxes"

 

2/16-20/12

50 48 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

46 52 1 1  
 

10/13-17/11

43 56 1 -  
 

8/18-22/11

40 59 1 1  
 

6/16-20/11

45 53 1 1  
 

5/5-9/11

48 50 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

47 52 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

48 52 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

46 53 1 -  
 

10/13-18/10

46 52 1 -  
 

9/8-13/10

47 52 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

42 50 8 -  
 

6/9-14/10

44 45 10 -  
 

5/7-11/10

42 49 9 -  
 

4/7-12/10

41 51 9 -  
 

3/3-8/10

44 43 13 -  
 

1/12-17/10

43 47 10 -  
 

12/10-14/09

45 43 12 -  
 

11/5-9/09

42 46 12 -  
 

10/1-5/09

47 41 13 -  
 

9/3-8/09

38 50 13 -  
 

7/16-20/09

46 44 11 -  
 

4/16-20/09

54 35 11 1  
 
 

"Immigration"

 

2/16-20/12

49 47 2 2  
 

12/8-12/11

41 56 2 1  
 

10/13-17/11

43 52 2 3  
 

8/18-22/11

43 53 2 2  
 

6/16-20/11

43 54 2 1  
 

5/5-9/11

52 46 1 1  
 

3/24-28/11

50 49 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

47 51 1 -  
 

11/3-8/10

43 55 2 1  
 

10/13-18/10

46 52 2 -  
 

9/8-13/10

40 59 1 -  
 

8/11-16/10

39 51 10 -  
 

6/9-14/10

36 51 13 -  
 

5/7-11/10

38 50 13 -  
 

4/7-12/10

34 46 19 1  
 

3/3-8/10

39 39 21 -  
 

1/12-17/10

38 44 18 -  
 

12/10-14/09

42 39 19 -  
 

11/5-9/09

39 41 21 -  
 

10/1-5/09

39 42 19 -  
 

9/3-8/09

34 46 20 -  
 

7/16-20/09

39 41 20 1  
 

4/16-20/09

47 30 19 3  
 
 

"Education"

 

2/16-20/12

56 41 1 1  
 

12/8-12/11

53 44 2 2  
 

10/13-17/11

57 39 1 2  
 

8/18-22/11

55 41 2 2  
 

6/16-20/11

53 45 2 1  
 

5/5-9/11

63 34 2 2  
 

3/24-28/11

61 38 1 -  
 

1/5-10/11

64 34 2 1  
 

11/3-8/10

59 38 3 -  
 

10/13-18/10

60 38 2 -  
 

9/8-13/10

59 39 2 -  
 

8/11-16/10

53 36 12 -  
 

6/9-14/10

55 29 16 -  
 

5/7-11/10

56 31 13 -  
             

"The following are phrases some people use to describe political leaders. For each phrase, please tell me if it describes Barack Obama very well, somewhat well, slightly well, or not at all well. The first phrase is [see below]."

 
    Very well Somewhat
well
Slightly
well
Not at
all well
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"He understands the problems of ordinary Americans"

 

2/16-20/12

35 22 9 34 -
 

12/8-12/11

31 22 12 35 -
 

10/13-17/11

33 24 10 33 -
 

8/18-22/11

31 22 11 36 -
 

6/16-20/11

32 25 12 31 -
 

5/5-9/11

40 23 11 26 -
 

3/24-28/11

34 26 11 29 -
 

1/5-10/11

34 27 10 28 1
 

9/8-13/10

34 19 10 36 -
 

8/11-16/10

37 21 11 32 -
 

1/12-17/10

41 27 8 24 -
 

7/16-20/09

42 25 6 26 1
 

4/16-20/09

49 25 10 16 -
 

2/12-17/09

51 27 9 12 1
 

1/9-14/09

52 29 7 11 1
             
 

"He will keep America safe"

 

2/16-20/12

34 27 11 28 1
 

12/8-12/11

30 30 15 26 -
 

10/13-17/11

33 27 13 27 -
 

8/18-22/11

32 28 14 26 1
 

6/16-20/11

33 31 12 24 1
 

5/5-9/11

38 32 11 19 1
 

3/24-28/11

33 28 12 27 -
 

1/5-10/11

31 32 13 23 1
 

9/8-13/10

28 30 11 30 1
 

8/11-16/10

30 28 11 31 -
 

1/12-17/10

33 31 11 24 1
 

7/16-20/09

34 30 10 25 2
 

4/16-20/09

42 29 10 18 1
 

2/12-17/09

36 30 13 16 6
 

1/9-14/09

40 37 9 12 2
             
 

"He cares about people like you"

 

2/16-20/12

36 21 8 34 1
 

12/8-12/11

32 22 11 36 -
 

10/13-17/11

38 22 10 31 -
 

8/18-22/11

35 19 12 33 1
 

6/16-20/11

33 25 10 31 1
 

5/5-9/11

38 25 12 25 -
 

3/24-28/11

36 23 12 28 -
 

1/5-10/11

37 26 9 27 1
 

9/8-13/10

38 19 9 33 -
 

8/11-16/10

36 22 10 32 1
 

1/12-17/10

41 24 9 25 1
 

7/16-20/09

41 24 7 27 1
 

4/16-20/09

50 21 8 19 2
 

2/12-17/09

52 24 9 13 2
 

1/9-14/09

53 26 7 12 2
             
 

"He is a strong leader"

 

2/16-20/12

31 25 11 33 -
 

12/8-12/11

26 27 13 34 -
 

10/13-17/11

29 25 12 34 -
 

8/18-22/11

24 27 13 36 -
 

6/16-20/11

32 28 10 29 -
 

5/5-9/11

38 27 12 23 -
 

3/24-28/11

34 23 14 29 -
 

1/5-10/11

34 28 11 27 -
 

9/8-13/10

32 26 11 31 -
 

8/11-16/10

36 22 10 32 -
 

1/12-17/10

42 25 10 22 -
 

7/16-20/09

45 23 10 21 1
 

4/16-20/09

54 21 8 16 1
 

2/12-17/09

50 25 10 11 5
 

1/9-14/09

54 24 8 9 4
             
 

"He is a likable person"

 

2/16-20/12

53 25 8 14 1
 

12/8-12/11

50 27 11 12 1
 

10/13-17/11

50 28 9 13 1
 

8/18-22/11

50 27 8 13 1
 

6/16-20/11

52 26 11 10 2
 

5/5-9/11

59 22 9 9 1
 

3/24-28/11

56 28 9 7 1
 

1/5-10/11

56 27 7 9 1
 

9/8-13/10

55 22 8 14 1
 

8/11-16/10

54 28 8 10 -
 

1/12-17/10

63 26 5 6 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 1-4, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Creating jobs" Half sample (Form A)

 

2/1-4/12

44 51 5    
 

1/12-15/12

45 51 3    
 

12/15-18/11

39 55 5    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

40 57 3    
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

35 60 4    
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

36 62 2    
 

7/14-17/11

41 52 7    
 

2/4-8/10

47 51 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 12-17, 2012. N=1,154 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

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

1/12-17/12

39 47 1 8 5
             

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

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

1/12-17/12

38 47 1 9 5
             

"When it comes to dealing with the tough choices involved both in cutting programs to reduce the budget deficit and still maintaining needed federal programs, whose approach do you prefer: the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama's?"

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

1/12-17/12

38 47 0 7 8
             

"Do you have a clear idea of what Barack Obama wants to accomplish if he were elected to a second term as President, or not?"

 
    A clear idea Not a
clear idea
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

43 54 3    
             

"Since he took office, has Barack Obama made real progress in fixing the economy or hasn't he made real progress in fixing the economy?"

 
    Made real
progress
Hasn't made
real progress
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

35 60 5    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama is trying to work with Republicans in order to get things done, or isn't he?"

 
    Is trying Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

60 33 7    
             

"Do you think Republicans in Congress are trying to work with Barack Obama in order to get things done, or aren't they?"

 
    Are trying Are not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-17/12

27 67 6    
             

"How would you mainly describe the policies Barack Obama has pursued as president -- as socialist, liberal, moderate, conservative or libertarian?"

 
    %        
 

Moderate

28        
 

Socialist

26        
 

Liberal

22        
 

Conservative

6        
 

Libertarian

4        
 

Unsure

15        

Obama Administration continued


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