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US: National Survey (AP-GfK 9/3-8)


AP-GfK
9/3-8/09; 1,001 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(AP: story, toplines)

National

State of the Country
37% Right direction, 57% Wrong track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
50% Approve, 49% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 44 / 52 (chart)
Health Care: 42 / 52 (chart)

Congress Job Approval
28% Approve, 69% Disapprove (chart)

In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress?
34% Support, 49% Oppose (chart)

What do you think the President and Congress should do when they come back to
Washington this fall? Do you think they should...

39% Keep working to pass a health care plan by the end of the year
42% Scrap the current negotiations and start over from scratch
18% Leave the health care system as it is now

Party ID
30% Democrat, 20% Republican, 30% independent (chart)

 

Comments
Stillow:

Wow, the liberal AP has the current health reforms getting crushed. Obama with a 10 point deficit on health and an 8 point deficit on the economy....how long can his personal approval hold his numbers up?

By 21 pints people want to scrap the current talks and start from scratch or just leave the system alone....

Tonight is his last shot, time for the ole hail mary pass.....but it will probably end up being a punt.

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ThatMarvelousApe:

What's "liberal" about the AP? The fact that Ron Fournier, its bureau chief, considered working as chief communications officer for the McCain campaign or the fact that he told Karl Rove that he was "on his side" in a private e-mail?

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Stephen_W:

You didn't get the memo Ape? abc, nbc, cbs, cnn, msnbc, ap, reuters, wapo, latimes, the economist, nytimes, usatoday, npr, and pbs are all liberal elite media entities hellbent on the destruction of conservative idealogy and American values. As for the poll, pretty ugly numbers for Obama. Harris poll is much kinder, I'd say we're somewhere in between. I think tonight's address to congress will help clear the air and allow the debate to come back to some normal median again.

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Stillow:

Ape, I missed your false reasoning....

stephen, you forgot newsweek.

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Stephen_W:

Thanks Stillow, knew I was missing something. :)

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shabby:

Maybe I'm just bad at math but under party I.D's, doesn't 30 plus 20 plus 30 equal 80?

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shabby:

Party ID: doesn't 30 plus 20 plus 30 equal 80? Something seems off with that.

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Wong:

Nothing wrong with the internals of this poll and am naturally suspicious of the Harris #s even though they seem to do the best interactive. We will see if the #s hold up.

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