Eric Dienstfrey | January 19, 2009
ABC News / Washington Post
1/13-16/08; 1,079 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
State of Country
19% Right Direction, 78% Wrong Track
Bush Job Approval
33% Approve, 66% Disapprove
Barack Obama Transition Job Approval
80% Approve, 15% Disapprove
Favorable / Unfavorable
Bush: 37 / 62
Obama: 79 / 18
How much confidence do you have in Barack Obama to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?
- 61% Great deal / good amount
37% Just some / none at all
Do you think Obama has a mandate to carry out the agenda he presented during the presidential campaign, or should he compromise on the things the Republicans strongly oppose?
- 50% Has mandate
46% Should comprimise
Would you support or oppose new federal spending of about 800 billion dollars on tax cuts, construction projects, energy, education, and health care to try to stimulate the economy?
- 70% Support