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US: National Survey (Bloomberg 12/3-7)


Bloomberg
12/3-7/09; 1,000 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Bloomberg: economy story, Afghanistan story, results)

National

State of the Country
32% Right Direction, 59% Wrong Track (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 58 / 38 (chart)
Hillary Clinton: 62 / 31 (chart)
Sarah Palin: 39 / 49 (chart)

Obama Job Approval
54% Approve, 41% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 45 / 50 (chart)
Health Care: 40 / 53 (chart)
Afghanistan: 48 / 43

Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now?
48% The Economy
20% Health Care
16% The Federal Budget Deficit
10% The War in Afghanistan
3% Climate Change

Six months from now, do you expect the economy to be better, worse, or much the same?
31% Better, 19% Worse, 49% Same

Do you think the economic stimulus passed by Congress earlier this year is helping the economy, is keeping the economy from getting worse, is having no effect, or is hurting the economy?
19% Helping the economy
18% Keeping the economy from getting worse
32% Having no effect
28% Hurting the economy

Do you feel more or less financially secure than you did in January when President Obama took office?
26% More secure, 48% Less secure

President Obama has ordered that 30,000 additional troops be sent to fight the war in Afghanistan. He also proposed a timetable to begin withdrawal of those additional forces in July 2011. Do you approve or disapprove of:
The decision to send additional troops: 62% Approve, 34% Disapprove
The timetable for withdrawal: 45 / 49

President Obama said the troop surge he has ordered in Afghanistan will cost $30 billion. Which of the following four options do you think is the best course to cover this cost?
13% Increase taxes on all Americans
28% Increase taxes on individiuals earning more than $250,000 a year
46% Cut spending on government programs other than entitlements
5% Borrow and add to the deficit

Do you think Sarah Palin is or is not qualified to be president?
25% Is qualified, 67% Is not qualified

As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, do you anticipate you will spend more or spend less than
last year, or spend about the same?

8% Spend more, 47% Spend less, 44% Spend about the same

Generally, do you favor or oppose the proposals now in Congress to create a government-sponsored insurance program giving people an alternative to private health insurance, a so-called public
option?

46% Favor, 45% Oppose

A federal panel recommended that some women get mammograms and pap smears less frequently because more frequent tests can lead to unnecessary procedures and drive up health care costs. Others say women should do everything they can to detect cancer early, even if some will receive procedures when they aren't in danger. Where do you stand?
15% Safe for tests to be done less frequently
80% Early prevention is worth any price

What do you think would be the best way to handle prisoners currently detained at Guantanamo--
21% Put them on trial in U.S. courts
57% Put them on trial before military tribunals
10% Detain them indefinitely

Party ID
31% Democrat, 25% Republican, 40% independent (chart)

 

Comments

Isn't it funny that the number of people who think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president (25%) is exactly the same as the number of Republicans in the poll.

That means that the number of Democrats and Independents who think Palin is qualified to be president is: ZERO!

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Field Marshal:

I wish they would ask if Obama was qualified to be president. I mean, if he is qualified, how is Palin not?

Personally, i don't think either is qualified and judging by Obama's first year in office, i was correct.

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Xenobion:

Sarah Palin is a stay at home mom who has other people write her book while she twitters and facebooks like its a new career. That's how she's unqualified to be president. Sorry, its the sick sad truth. I don't care how much she googled Afghanistan in the last couple months to be brought up to speed. Obama may have a teleprompter but Palin is one.

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obamalover:

@ FM

If Palin is the nominee then Obama wins for sure. Ha!

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