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     President Obama and the Obama Administration  (p. 7)

 
 

Gallup Poll. March 25-27, 2011. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/25-27/11

44 44 12    

 

CBS News Poll. March 18-21, 2011. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the U.S. response to the situation in Japan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/18-21/11

73 14 13    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama has been spending too much time, too little time, or the right amount of time trying to fix the nation's economy and create jobs?"

 
    Too much Too little Right amount Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/18-21/11

5 53 36 6  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 18-20, 2011. 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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Energy policy"

 

3/18-20/11

47 46 7    
 

1/21-23/11

49 43 8    
 

3/12-15/09

63 33 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 10-13, 2011. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa" Half sample

 

3/10-13/11

45 44 12    
             

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

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

"Protecting the rights of working people" Half sample (Form B)

 

3/10-13/11

46 39 - 12 3
             

"Who do you think is taking a stronger leadership role in the government in Washington these days: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

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

3/10-13/11

39 46 2 9 3
 

12/9-12/10

43 42 3 8 5
             

"Who do you think better represents your own personal values: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

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

3/10-13/11

46 41 1 10 1
             

"Who do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

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

3/10-13/11

47 35 3 12 2

 

Bloomberg Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 4-7, 2011. N=1,001 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    
    % % %    
 
 

"Handling the recent turmoil in the Middle East"

 

3/4-7/11

49 43 8    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 24-28, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt and the political unrest in other Arab countries?"  Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/24-28/11

55 30 15    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 21-23, 2011. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"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    
    % % %    
 

1/21-23/11

52 47 2    
 

1/14-16/11

50 46 3    
 

12/17-19/10

55 42 3    
 

1/22-24/10

49 49 2    
 

8/28-31/09

52 46 2    
 

5/14-17/09

63 35 2    
 

2/18-19/09

67 31 2    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 15-19, 2011. N=1,036 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the recent shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/11

64 11 25    
             

"Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next two years with Barack Obama as president?"

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/11

57 36 7    
 

11/7-10/10

55 38 7    
 

10/21-26/10

56 37 7    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama will try to work with Republicans in Congress in order to get things done, or won't he?"

 
    Will try Won't try Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/11

77 17 6    
 

11/7-10/10

73 23 4    
             

"Do you think the Republicans in Congress will try to work with Barack Obama in order to get things done, or won't they?"

 
    Will try Won't try Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/11

46 45 9    
 

11/7-10/10

45 48 7    
             

"When Barack Obama talks about the issues of the day, which do you think he is spending more time doing: talking about ideas OR attacking people who disagree with him?"

 
    Talking
about ideas
Attacking
people
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/11

71 22 7    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 13-17, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1. RV = registered voters

             

"Do you think President Obama will be too inflexible in dealing with Republicans in Congress, will be too quick to give in to Republicans in Congress, or will he strike the right balance in dealing with Republicans in Congress?"

 
    Too
inflexible
Too quick
to give in
Right
balance
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/13-17/11

26 15 55 4  
             

"Do you think Republicans in Congress will be too inflexible in dealing with President Obama, will be too quick to give in to President Obama, or will they strike the right balance in dealing with President Obama?"

 
    Too
inflexible
Too quick
to give in
Right
balance
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/13-17/11

55 8 32 5  
             

"Would you describe Barack Obama as liberal, moderate, or conservative?" If "liberal" or "conservative": "And would you say Barack Obama is very liberal/conservative or somewhat liberal/conservative?"

 
    Very
liberal
Somewhat
liberal
Moderate Somewhat
conservative
Very
conservative
    % % % % %
 

1/13-17/11

27 18 40 8 3
 

1/10-14/10

33 22 30 6 3
 

6/12-15/09

37 20 33 2 2
 

4/23-26/09

36 23 30 4 3
 

1/9-12/09

27 22 37 3 4
 

7/18-21/08 RV

33 23 29 5 3
 

6/6-9/08 RV

35 23 24 6 3
 

3/7-10/08

30 25 24 5 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2011. N=1,053 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you think the country should go in the direction Obama wants to lead it, go in the direction the Republicans in Congress want to lead it, or what?"

 
    Obama Republicans Other (vol.) Neither (vol.) No difference
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/11

44 35 7 8 6

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Jan. 4-11, 2011. N=1,647 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Creating jobs"

 

1/4-11/11

41 51 8    
 

4/14-19/10

38 56 6    
 

3/22-23/10

37 57 6    
 

2/2-8/10

37 56 7    
 

1/5-11/10

34 59 7    
 

12/15-20/09

37 56 8    
 
 

"Taxes"

 

1/4-11/11

41 50 10    
 
 

"The issue of gays in the military"

 

1/4-11/11

54 32 14    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Jan. 5-10, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.2.

             

"What kind of president do you think Barack Obama has been so far? Do you think he has been an outstanding president, above average, average, below average, or poor?" Options rotated

 
    Outstanding Above
average
Average Below
average
Poor
    % % % % %
 

1/5-10/11

11 27 28 16 18
 

8/11-16/10

12 22 28 14 24
 

1/12-17/10

16 26 26 16 16
             

"Compared to the administration of President George W. Bush, do you think the Obama administration so far has displayed higher ethical standards, lower ethical standards, or about the same level of ethical standards?"

 
    Higher Lower About the
same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/5-10/11

46 22 31 1  
 

1/12-17/10

46 24 30 -  
 

7/16-20/09

47 19 32 1  
 

4/16-20/09

52 18 29 2  
             

"Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of 'change.' Do you think Barack Obama so far is living up to his promises to change the way things work in Washington, do you think he is breaking those promises, or is it too soon to tell?"

 
    Living up to Breaking Too soon Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/5-10/11

23 34 42 1  
 

1/12-17/10

16 27 55 2  
 

7/16-20/09

27 19 54 1  
 

4/16-20/09

30 15 54 -  
             

"How many of his campaign promises do you think Barack Obama has kept so far: all of them, most of them, some of them, or hardly any of them?"

 
    All Most Some Hardly any Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/5-10/11

3 23 46 28 1
 

1/12-17/10

3 21 43 31 1
             

"Do you think Barack Obama's administration is trying to change too many things too quickly, changing things about the right amount at the right speed, or not changing enough things quickly enough?"

 
    Too many About right Not enough Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/5-10/11

36 32 31 1  
 

1/12-17/10

40 34 24 2  
 

7/16-20/09

49 37 12 3  
 

4/16-20/09

32 52 14 3  

 

Pew Research Center Poll. Jan. 6-9, 2011. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Energy policy"

 

1/6-9/11

46 37 18    
 

6/16-20/10

45 40 15    
 

4/21-26/10

43 34 23    
 

1/6-10/10

45 35 20    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

50 34 16    
 

7/22-26/09

46 31 22    
 
 

"Dealing with China"

 

1/6-9/11

39 37 24    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

33 34 33    
 
 

"Dealing with Iran"

 

1/6-9/11

42 39 19    
 

4/21-26/10

38 43 19    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

43 40 17    
 
 

"Tax policy"

 

1/6-9/11

42 46 12    
 

7/22-26/09

39 42 18    
 

4/14-21/09

50 33 17    

Obama Administration continued


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