Emily Swanson | January 22, 2010
1/20/10; 1,010 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Which comes closest to your view of President Obama during his first year in office - you are pleased with the progress he has made on the problems facing the country, you are disappointed with the progress he has made because you thought he would have made more progress, or you are upset because you think he is taking the country in the wrong direction with his policies?
39% Pleased, 20% Disappointed, 37% Moving country in wrong direction
Which comes closest to your view- the president and Democratic leaders in Congress are right to make healthcare their top priority at this time, healthcare is important but there are other problems that Congress and the president should address first, or healthcare should not be a major priority for the president and Congress?
32% Right to make health care top
46% Important but should address other problems first
19% Should not be a major priority
Do you think the country would be better off if the Republicans controlled Congress, or if the Democrats controlled Congress?
36% Republicans, 40% Democrats
As you may know, Republican Scott Brown won the special election to the U.S. senate seat from Massachusetts formerly held by Ted Kennedy. Which comes closest to your view of what this result means - it reflects political conditions in Massachusetts and doesn't have a larger meaning for national politics, or it reflects frustrations shared by many Americans and the president and members of Congress should pay attention to it?/em>
18% Political conditions in MA
72% Reflects frustrations by many Americans
What do you think President Obama and the Democrats in Congress should do now concerning a healthcare reform bill -- should they-- continue to try and pass the healthcare bill now being worked out by Democrats in the House and Senate suspend work on the current healthcare bill the House and Senate are working on and consider alternative bills that can receive more Republican support?
39% Continue with healthcare bill
55% Suspend work and consider alternatives