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US: National Survey (AP-GfK 3/3-8)

Topics: poll

AP-GfK
3/3-8/10; 1,002 adults, 4.2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(AP-GfK: Health care, National trends)

National

State of the Country
38% Right Direction, 56% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
53% Approve, 46% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 46 / 48 (chart)
Health Care: 49 / 46 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
22% Approve, 76% Disapprove (chart)
Dems in Congress: 36 / 61
Reps in Congress: 30 / 67

Do you want to see the Republicans or Democrats win control of Congress?
44% Democrats, 38% Republicans

Would you like to see your own member of Congress get re-elected in November, or
would you like to see someone else win the election?

40% Own member, 49% Someone else

Favorable / Unfavorable
Joe Biden: 48 / 43
Sarah Palin: 42 / 51 (chart)
Michelle Obama: 71 / 23
Hillary Clinton: 66 / 31 (chart)
Dick Cheney: 38 / 56
Nancy Pelosi: 36 / 51

In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress?
41% Support, 43% Oppose (chart)

Party ID
33% Democrat, 23% Republican, 29% independent, 15% Don't know (chart)

 

Comments
williame123:

Nancy Pelosi's favorable in this poll and the Research 2000 polls are very strong for a Speaker. As usual, Americans respect strength and success. Like her or not Pelosi gets the job done for her side. She is probably the most effective Speaker since Tip O'neil.

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Field Marshal:

I guess it depends on the lens one uses to assess her. I would say she is the biggest failure of a speaker in a long time. Her favorability is lower than Cheney's.

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Field Marshal:

A quote from the "GREAT" Pelosi from a speech last night talking about health care.

"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."

She's a real boon to our society.

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Stillow:

Pelosi the most effective speaker since Tip?

I think Tip just rolled over.

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Wong:

Pelosi's most important days are ahead of her. HIstory will remember her for the upcoming vote on HCR.


"Success has a thousand fathers, failure is a lonely orphan" JFK

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Field Marshal:

"HIstory will remember her for the upcoming vote on HCR."

I agree. Which is why i think she won't be speaker come November.

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Publius:

Is it just me or is the red line going down and the black line going up on the Health Care chart on the Pollster home page? If that trend continues, then Republican will be in trouble. Or at least the Democrats won't be in bigger trouble.

For the long term, wouldn't it be better for the Republicans to actually run on something rather than just against health care?

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change:

I cant believe that no one mentioned the word "outlier" in any of the comments. Because my friends this is the only poll out of perhaps every other one, that has healthcare viewed favourably.

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williame123:

@FM

"I guess it depends on the lens one uses to assess her. I would say she is the biggest failure of a speaker in a long time."

I don't judge Speakers by their ideology. I judge them by their effectiveness in passing major legislation through the House. Based on that criteria, there has been no one better since Tip O'neill.

"Her favorability is lower than Cheney's."

You are comparing apples to oranges. Congress is almost never as popular as the executive branch, therefore you have to judge her relative to other Congressional leaders like Boehner, Reid and McConnel and the Congress itself. Compared to them, she is quite popular.

Dick Cheney's favorability is a disgrace for a man who is out of office.

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