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     President Obama and the Obama Administration  (p. 9)

 
 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 21-23, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who President Obama supports, or more likely to vote for a candidate who President Obama opposes?" N=935 registered voters, MoE 3

 
    Supports Oppose Equal/No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/21-23/10

43 43 13 1  
             

"Do you think Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy?" N=524 (Form A), MoE 4.5

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/21-23/10

60 39 1    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy enough to be president?" N=499 (Form B), MoE 4.5

 
    Yes No      
    % %      
 

5/21-23/10

66 33      
             

"Thinking specifically about the effect of Barack Obama's presidency on relations between blacks and whites in this country, do you think his presidency has started a new era of better race relations, or do you think his presidency has resulted in some improvement in race relations but not started a new era, or do you think his presidency has created no real change in race relations in this country, or do you think that his presidency has made race relations worse?"

 
    A new era Some
improvement
No real
change
Worse Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/21-23/10

11 39 33 17 -
 

12/16-20/09

12 42 31 14 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 22-25, 2010. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Regulation of the financial industry" Half sample

 

4/22-25/10

48 48 4    
 
 

"Nuclear weapons policy" Half sample

 

4/22-25/10

49 37 14    
             

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

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

"Regulation of the financial industry"

 

4/22-25/10

52 35 1 11 2
             

"Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?"

 
    Hawaii/
Honolulu/
Other U.S.
Kenya Elsewhere
in Africa
Other misc.
non-U.S.
responses
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/22-25/10

68 3 4 7 19
             

"Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?" If unsure: "Is it your best guess that Obama was born in the United States, or in another country?" Combined responses

 
    United States Another
country
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

77 20 3    
 

Democrats

83 15 2    
 

Republicans

65 31 4    
 

Independents

79 18 3    
             

"Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?" If unsure: "Is it your best guess that Obama was born in the United States, or in another country?" If another country: "Do you think there's been solid evidence of that, or is that your suspicion only?" Combined responses

 
    United States Another
country:
Solid evidence
Another
country:
Suspicion only
Another
country:
Unsure
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/22-25/10

77 9 10 1 3

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. April 14-19, 2010. N=1,930 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.2.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"The budget deficit"

 

4/14-19/10

34 59 7    
 

2/2-8/10

33 60 7    
 
 

"Nuclear weapons policy"

 

4/14-19/10

48 37 15    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 9-11, 2010. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?" If approve: "Do you approve strongly, or only moderately?" If disapprove: "Do you disapprove strongly, or only moderately?"

 
    Approve
strongly
Approve
moderately
Disapprove
moderately
Disapprove
strongly
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/9-11/10

29 22 13 34 2
 

1/8-10/10

26 25 12 36 1
 

8/28-31/09

33 20 11 34 2
 

2/18-19/09

40 27 10 19 4
             

"Do you think leaders of other countries around the world have respect for Barack Obama, or do you think they don't have much respect for him?" N=521 (Form A), MoE 4.5

 
    Have respect
for him
Don't have
much respect
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/9-11/10

56 42 3    
 

3/12-15/09

72 24 4    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama pays too much attention, too little attention, or the right amount of attention to what the leaders of other countries think about the United States and its policies?" N=487 (Form B), MoE 4.5

 
    Too much Too little Right amount Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/9-11/10

30 22 45 3  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. April 6-7, 2010. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Overall, which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama administration? Would you say that you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not upset, or very upset?"

 
    Enthusiastic Satisfied Dissatisfied Very upset Unsure
    % % % % %
 

4/6-7/10

13 34 25 27 1

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 25-28, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Abortion"

 

3/25-28/10

40 47 13    

 

Washington Post Poll. March 23-26, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Immigration issues" Half sample

 

3/23-26/10

33 43 23    
 

4/21-24/09

48 35 18    
             

"Is one of the reasons for your choice of candidates for the U.S. House to show support for Obama, to show opposition to Obama, or is Obama not a factor in your vote?" Among registered voters

 
    To show
support
To show
opposition
Not a
factor
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/23-26/10

25 24 49 1  
             

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

 
    Does apply Does not
apply
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"He is willing to listen to different points of view"

 

3/23-26/10

68 31 2    
 

4/21-24/09

90 10 1    
 

1/13-16/09

89 9 2    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 19-21, 2010. N=1,030 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Education"

 

3/19-21/10

56 41 3    
 

3/12-15/09

65 30 5    

 

Gallup Poll. March 4-7, 2010. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 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 . . . ?"

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

"Making America prosperous"

 

3/4-7/10

38 54 6 3  

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Feb. 17-18, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.6.

             

"As I read you some different issues and problems, please tell me who you think has the better approach to dealing with each one: Barack Obama or Republicans in Congress. Who do you think has the better approach on . . . ?"

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

"Creating jobs"

 

2/17-18/10

49 26 2 13 10
 
 

"The war in Afghanistan"

 

2/17-18/10

46 27 2 12 13
 
 

"The economy"

 

2/17-18/10

46 30 2 14 8
 
 

"The war in Iraq"

 

2/17-18/10

45 30 2 11 12
 
 

"Tax policy"

 

2/17-18/10

44 34 1 8 13
 
 

"Dealing with government debt and the federal budget deficit"

 

2/17-18/10

42 33 1 14 10
 
 

"Dealing with Iran"

 

2/17-18/10

40 30 2 11 17
 
 

"Climate change legislation"

 

2/17-18/10

38 26 1 11 24
 
 

"The use of military courts versus civilian trials for terrorism suspects"

 

2/17-18/10

34 38 1 6 21

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 12-15, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Many people say that bipartisan cooperation will only occur if one party takes the first step by giving up some of the proposals it supports. Which party do you think should take the first step toward developing bipartisan solutions to the country's problems: the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?" N=501 (Form B), MoE 4.5

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/12-15/10

54 42 5    
             

"If you were asked to use one of these names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: the upper class, the middle class, or the working class?"

 
    Upper class Middle class Working class    
    % % %    
 

2/12-15/10

4 44 52    
             

"Now I'd like you to describe Barack Obama as a person using those same classifications. Think about Obama's personal experiences before he became president and his overall outlook on life rather than the lifestyle that all presidents have while they are in the White House. Thinking about the kind of person you believe Obama is, which would you say he belongs in: the upper class, the middle class, or the working class?"

 
    Upper class Middle class Working class Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/12-15/10

45 42 12 2  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 4-8, 2010. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

"Republicans now hold enough seats in the U.S. Senate to block any legislation Obama and the Senate Democrats propose. Overall, do you think this is a good thing because it will force Obama and the Democrats to cooperate more with the Republicans; OR a bad thing because it will enable the Republicans to set terms before allowing anything to go forward?" Options rotated

 
    Good thing Bad thing Neither (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/4-8/10

57 36 3 3  
             

"How often do you think Republicans in the Senate should use their power to block legislation proposed by Obama and the Senate Democrats: almost always, a great deal of the time, just some of the time or rarely?"

 
    Almost
always
A great deal
of the Time
Just some
of the time
Rarely Never/Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/4-8/10

10 15 49 16 10

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2010. N=1,025 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

             

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

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/1-3/10

42 50 8    
             

"Do you think leaders of other countries around the world have respect for Barack Obama, or do you think they don't have much respect for him?"

 
    Have
respect
Don't have
much respect
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/1-3/10

56 39 5    
 

2/9-12/09

67 20 14    
             

"Do you think Barack Obama has spent too much time dealing with [see below], not enough time, or the right amount of time?"

 
    Too much Not enough Right amount Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

"Economic problems"

 

2/1-3/10

5 60 33 1  
 
 

"Foreign policy problems"

 

2/1-3/10

20 30 47 3  
 
 

"Health care policy"

 

2/1-3/10

41 31 27 1  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Feb. 2-3, 2010. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Do you think Democrats in Washington really want to find a way to work with Republicans, or not?"

 
    Yes No Mixed (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

36 55 5 5  
             

"Do you think Republicans in Washington really want to find a way to work with Democrats and President Obama, or not?"

 
    Yes No Mixed (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

28 62 6 3  
             

"Do you think President Obama is doing a good job or a bad job listening to the American people?"

 
    Good job Bad job Mixed (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

49 41 8 2  
             

"President Obama says he thinks we need to change the way politics is conducted in Washington and look for compromises. Do you think President Obama is trying to reach out to Republicans to compromise and change politics in Washington or is he more concerned with enacting Democratic policies?"

 
    Compromise
and change
politics
Enact
Democratic
policies
Depends (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

44 41 8 8  
             

"Over the last year, do you believe Republicans have or have not offered alternative ideas to legislation proposed by Democrats?"

 
    Have Have not Mixed (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

46 40 6 8  
             

"Do you think President Obama blames the Bush administration too much, not enough, or about the right amount for the country's current situation?"

 
    Too much Not enough About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

45 17 35 3  
             

"For the most part, do you think the president should try to follow the views of the American public when making decisions, or should the president do what he thinks is the right thing to do, regardless of what the public thinks?"

 
    Follow views
of the public
Do what
he thinks
is right
Depends (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-3/10

64 23 10 3  

Obama Administration continued

 


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