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US: National Survey (CBS/Times 7/24-28)


CBS News / New York Times
7/24-28/09; 1,050 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews

(CBS: story, results, health care story, health care results, Times: story, results)

National

Obama Job Approval
58% Approve, 30% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 86 / 10
Reps: 24 / 56
inds: 52 / 33
Economy: 51 / 41 (chart)
Foreign Policy: 54 / 24 (chart)
Health Care: 46 / 38 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Obama: 50 / 23 (chart)

State of the Country
42% Right Direction, 49% Wrong track (chart)
Economy: 32% Better, 22% Worse (chart)

If you had to say, which do you think is a more serious problem right now -- keeping health care costs down for average Americans, OR providing health insurance for Americans who do not have any insurance?
43% Keep costs down, 53% Provide for uninsured

Party ID
34% Democrat, 20% Republican, 39% independent (chart)

 

Comments
starbase135:

Isn't it unusual for somebody to have a higher job approval rating than favorability rating?

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Stillow:

Its CBS....what can ya say?

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Wong:

A fourteen point party ID differential is hard to believe given other polls. Most likely, an outlier

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Bigmike:

It's not an outlier. You libs are always slammng Ras for getting "conservative" numbers. CBS is on the Obama payroll, or should be. Look back at the polls before the election. At times when the consensus was about a 5 pt BO lead, CBS always had him at +13. In election years their poll releases should end with "I'm Barak Obama and I approve this message."

In another thread someone was suggesting throwing out Ras numbers. CBS is more biased than anyone else and their numbers should be the first thrown out. The are an absolute joke. Truth in advertising should force them to change their name to DNC-TV.

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Bigmike:

Hey, what happened to cap and trade? I guess BO and his gang finally realized that everytime they said those words they lost numbers in the polls.

Can we bury it and move on?

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Stillow:

BO is losing his steam. He was able to push his stimulus thru, but cap and trade will not move in the Senate, they barely squaked it by in the house....now health care if causing him all sorts of headaches, he will not get what he wants.....and his coat tails are shrinking quickly....if this continues in 2010 Dems may be distancing themselves from him just to get re elected....

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notonegativity:

I don't him EVER becoming so unpopular that people from his party would ever want to distance themselves from him. Six months in office is a little early to be predicting that sort of garbage. It is only natural that his poll numbers would decline with all the "big" things he is tackling. If he just sat on the sidelines and fooled around with promoting policies that people could care less about his numbers would ironically have still been close to 60 percent. Stillow, you seem to think you have all the answers but there are intelligent people on the other side that can see the big picture.

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IdahoMulato:

@Stillow
You don't make your own analysis of issues. You just keep repeating the same things I hear from Limbaugh, Beck and Sean Insanity. We wants educated anaylysis devoid of neo-cons or libs talking points.

Yes, CBS may be considered a lib pollster, same some of us consider Ras is a far right pollster. At the end of the day, every pollster has biases. In any case, we can decide to choose which polls to fall in love with. I don't take Ras polls seriously until a day before election day. It's based on a long analysis of his polls.

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