Emily Swanson | October 19, 2009
State of the Country
44% Right Direction, 54% Wrong Track (chart)
2010 House: Generic Ballot
51% Democratic candidate, 39% Republican candidate (chart)
33% Democrat, 20% Republican, 42% independent (chart)
Obama has been president for about nine months. Would you say he has accomplished a great deal during that time, a good amount, not very much or little or nothing?
49% Great deal/Good amount, 50% Not much/Little or nothing
Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the
45% Support, 48% Oppose (chart)
Would you support or oppose having the government create a new health insurance plan to compete with private health insurance plans?
57% Support, 40% Oppose
Which of these would you prefer - a plan that includes some form of government sponsored health insurance for people who can't get affordable private insurance, but is approved without support from Republicans in Congress; or a plan that is approved with support from Republicans in Congress, but does not include any form of government-sponsored health insurance for people who can't get affordable private insurance?
51% Prefer government-sponsored insurance, 37% Prefer Republican support
Medicare is the government health insurance program for people 65 and over. Do you think health care reform would strengthen the Medicare program, weaken Medicare orhave no effect on it?
8% Strengthen, 43% Weaken, 31% No effect
To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose...
Direct diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran to try to resolve the situation:
82% Support, 18% Oppose
Offering Iran financial incentives such as aid money, or more trade, if it abandons any effort to develop nuclear weapons:
30% Support, 67% Oppose
Imposing international economic sanctions against Iran:
78% Support, 18% Oppose
The United States bombing Iran's nuclear development sites:
42% Support, 54% Oppose
Invading with U.S. forces to remove the Iranian government from power:
33% Support, 62% Oppose