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     President Obama and the Obama Administration  (p. 6)

 
 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job [see below]: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

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

"Creating jobs" Half sample (Form A)

 

1/12-15/12

45 37 1 13 3
 

12/15-18/11

44 41 1 12 2
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

40 40 1 16 4
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

49 34 1 14 3
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

40 40 1 17 2
 

6/2-5/11

43 42 2 11 2
 

2/4-8/10

48 41 2 8 2

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 5-8, 2012. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"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?" Options rotated

 
    Barack
Obama
Republicans
in Congress
Neither/
Same (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/5-8/12

46 42 7 5  
 

9/15-18/11

46 41 10 3  
 

1/7-9/11

45 42 8 4  
 

11/4-7/10

41 49 7 2  
 

8/27-30/10

43 48 6 3  

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Dec. 8-12, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"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. . . ."

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

"He has firm policy positions"

 

12/8-12/11

23 31 16 30 1

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 5-7, 2011. N=856 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/5-7/11

35 58 7    
 

10/19-24/11

35 58 7    
 

9/10-15/11

40 53 7    
 

1/15-19/11

37 54 9    
 

12/4-8/09

38 47 15    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Dec. 5-7, 2011. N=911 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Some people say Barack Obama's agenda will help the country and the economy in the long run and should be supported, while others say Obama's agenda will damage the country and should be stopped. Which comes closer to your view?"

 
    Should be
supported
Should be
stopped
Mixed/No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/5-7/11

48 47 3 2  
 

10/11-13/10

45 45 6 5  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 11-13, 2011. N=1,036 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The situation in Iraq"

 

11/11-13/11

52 44 4    
 

5/24-26/11

54 43 3    
 

1/21-23/11

56 42 3    
 

9/1-2/10

57 41 2    
 

7/16-21/10

49 49 2    
 

3/19-21/10

51 46 2    
 

1/8-10/10

53 43 3    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

44 53 3    
 

3/12-15/09

63 35 2    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 3-6, 2011. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-6/11

48 44 7    
 

8/11-14/11

38 55 6    
 

5/12-15/11

53 42 5    
 

2/2-5/11

47 46 7    
 

11/19-21/10

44 49 7    
 

7/27 - 8/1/10

36 57 7    
 

2/1-3/10

48 47 5    
 

11/20-22/09

35 55 9    
 

9/11-13/09

49 42 9    
 

7/17-19/09

56 34 11    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-6/11

36 60 4    
 

8/11-14/11

29 65 5    
 

11/20-22/09

40 55 5    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-6/11

52 41 7    
 

7/27 - 8/1/10

41 53 6    
 

2/1-3/10

47 48 4    
 

9/11-13/09

56 38 7    
 

7/17-19/09

57 36 6    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 21-24, 2011. N=1,004 adults nationwide.

 

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

 

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

10/21-24/11

60 30 10    

8/20-24/10

52 37 11    

3/29 - 4/1/10

49 34 17    

1/14-17/10

48 38 14    

9/19-23/09

54 29 17    

7/9-12/09

60 26 14    

4/22-26/09

63 20 17    

4/1-5/09

59 25 16    

3/12-16/09

61 23 16    

2/18-22/09

54 24 22    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Aug. 18-22, 2011. 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  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Abortion"

 

8/18-22/11

44 44 5 8  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Aug. 5-7, 2011. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Unemployment"

 

8/5-7/11

37 60 2    
 

3/19-21/10

45 53 2    
 

1/8-10/10

45 54 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

47 52 -    
 

3/12-15/09

64 33 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 24-28, 2011. N=979 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    
    % % %    
 

6/24-28/11

36 45 19    
             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/24-28/11

37 44 19    
 

4/15-20/11

39 45 17    
 

3/18-21/11

50 29 21    

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 17-20, 2011. N=1,000 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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Health care"

 

6/17-20/11

45 50 5    
 

3/4-7/11

44 50 6    
 

12/3-7/09

40 53 7    
 

9/10-14/09

47 48 5    
 
 

"Creating jobs"

 

6/17-20/11

38 57 5    
 

3/4-7/11

44 51 5    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. June 16-20, 2011. N=1,001 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 Japan"

 

6/16-20/11

63 27 5 5  
 

3/24-28/11

75 22 2 1  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). June 9-13, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.  RV = registered voters

 

"Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing in handling the war in Afghanistan?"  Half sample (Form B)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/9-13/11

54 39 7    
 

5/5-7/11

56 35 9    
 

3/31 - 4/4/11

46 45 9    
 

1/13-17/11

49 38 13    
 

11/11-15/10

48 41 11    
 

8/5-9/10

44 45 11    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

53 35 12    
 

12/11-14/09

46 42 12    
 

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/9-13/11

46 36 18    
 

3/31 - 4/4/11

54 40 6    
 

2/24-28/11

48 26 26    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 2-5, 2011. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/2-5/11

44

41

15

   
 

4/14-17/11

42

49

9

   
 

3/10-13/11

45

34

21

   
             

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

 
    Applies Does not
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"He shares your values"

 

6/2-5/11

49 49 3    
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

49 50 1    
 

1/12-15/10

55 43 1    
 

4/21-24/09

60 38 2    
 

1/13-16/09

67 30 3    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 24-26, 2011. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The situation in Libya"

 

5/24-26/11

45 48 7    
 

3/18-20/11

50 41 9    
 

3/11-13/11

45 40 15    
             
 

"The situation between Israel and the Palestinians"

 

5/24-26/11

44 49 6    
             
 

"Medicare"

 

5/24-26/11

44 53 3    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

47 48 5    
 

8/28-31/09

46 48 5    
 
 

"Gas prices"

 

5/24-26/11

25 73 2    
             

"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 an effective world leader"

 

5/24-26/11

55 44 1    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

53 46 2    
             

"Overall, do you trust Barack Obama as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/24-26/11

62 38 1    
 

Democrats

90 10 -    
 

Independents

55 44 1    
 

Republicans

38 60 2    
 
 

3/18-20/11

57 42 1    

 

Gallup Poll. May 5-8, 2011. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, definitely born in another country, or don't you know enough to say?"

 
    Definitely
the U.S.
Probably
the U.S.
Probably
another
country
Definitely
another
country
Don't know
enough
to say
    % % % % %
 

5/5-8/11

47 18 8 5 20
 

4/20-23/11

38 18 15 9 19

 

NBC News Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 5-7, 2011. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

 

"How confident are you that Barack Obama has the right set of goals and policies to be president of the United States: extremely confident, quite confident, only somewhat confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Extremely
confident
Quite
confident
Only
somewhat
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/5-7/11

20 18 31 30 1
 

12/9-13/10

15 21 28 36 -
 

8/5-9/10

19 21 22 38 -
 

6/17-21/10

21 19 22 37 -
 

1/23-25/10

19 20 32 29 -
 

1/10-14/10

23 21 25 30 1
 

12/11-14/09

19 20 28 33 -
 

9/17-20/09

24 21 23 31 1
 

7/24-27/09

25 21 23 30 1
 

4/23-26/09

25 27 25 23 -
 

2/26 - 3/1/09

31 23 26 19 1
 

1/9-12/09

29 25 30 15 1
 

12/5-8/08

30 24 29 16 1

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 29-May 1, 2011. N=1,034 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, or definitely born in another country?"

 
    Definitely
the U.S.
Probably
the U.S.
Probably
another
country
Definitely
another
country
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

58 22 10 7 2
 

3/11-13/11

46 26 15 10 3
 

7/16-21/10

42 29 16 11 2

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 15-20, 2011. N=1,224 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"According to the Constitution, American presidents must be 'natural born citizens.' Some people say Barack Obama was NOT born in the United States, but was born in another country. Do YOU think Barack Obama was born in the United States, or do you think he was born in another country?"

 
    United
States
Another
country
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/15-20/11

57 25 18    
 

Republicans

33 45 22    
 

Democrats

81 10 9    
 

Independents

52 25 23    
             
 

4/5-12/10

58 20 22    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). April 3-5, 2011. N=914 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?"

 
    Think he was Do not think
he was
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

67 24 10    
 

Democrats

84 12 4    
 

Republicans

47 37 16    
 

Independents

69 21 10    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. March 24-28, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.2.

             

"How well do you think Barack Obama understands the important issues the country will need to focus on during the next two years? Would you say . . . ?"

 
    Extremely
well
Very well Somewhat
well
Not too
well
Not well
at all
    % % % % %
 

3/24-28/11

23 22 23 10 21
 

1/5-10/11

20 21 26 15 18
 

8/11-16/10

20 21 23 10 25

Obama Administration continued


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