Emily Swanson | January 25, 2010
CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
1/22-24/10; 1,009 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Do you think it is good for the country or bad for the country that the Democratic party is in control of Congress?
45% Good, 48% Bad
Favorable / Unfavorable
Democratic Party: 46 / 46
Republican Party: 44 / 45
Which of the following statements comes closest to your view of the way the Democratic party and Republican party have been dealing with the country's problems:
48% You are angry at both parties
9% You are only angry at the Republicans
11% You are only angry at the Democrats
32% You are not angry at either party
Now here are a few questions concerning the special election in Massachusetts in which a Republican won the seat in the U.S. Senate to replace Ted Kennedy, who died last year...
Until that special election, the Democrats had sixty votes in the U.S. Senate which allowed them to pass legislation without any votes from Republican Senators. Now the Democrats still have a large
majority but cannot pass bills without cooperation from at least one Republican Senator. Do you think this change will be good for the country or bad for the country?
70% Good for the country, 28% Bad for the country
Would you describe the results of the special election in Massachusetts as a major defeat for the Democratic party, a minor setback for the Democratic party, or something that does not affect the
Democratic party at all?
38% Major defeat, 44% Minor setback, 17% No effect