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US: Obama (CNN 10/30-11/1)


CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
10/30-11/1/09; 1,018 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN release)

National

Obama Job Approval / Disapproval
54% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 46 / 54 (chart)
Foreign Affairs: 51 / 47 (chart)
Health Care: 42 / 57 (chart)

In general, would you say that President Obama's views and proposed programs for the country are too liberal, not liberal enough, or just about right for the country?
42% Too liberal, 14% Not liberal enough, 44% About right

Do you think the election of Barack Obama has or has not created significant changes in the
country? If yes: Do you think the country has changed for the better or changed for the worse?

40% Change for the better, 27% Change for the worse, 2% Change but not better or worse,
29% No change

All in all, do you think Barack Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, or do you think Bush was a better president than Obama has been?
57% Obama better. 34% Bush better

And do you think Joe Biden has been a better vice president than Dick Cheney, or do you think Cheney was a better vice president than Biden has been?
54% Biden better, 38% Cheney better

 

Comments
JMSTiger:

I can't believe that Bush and Cheney poll as well as they do in these questions.

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Xenobion:

Slight of memory. Bush left office with a 30% approval rating and Cheney like 18-22%. Cheney to be better than anyone I think is interesting. Biden may be a fool but I think he generally does his job well. Cheney has been portrayed as the most evil politican since Nixon/Kissenger.

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Stillow:

Evil...gimme a break.

Flawed question to compare a presidnet of 8 years with one of 10 months. At this point in Bush's 1st term he was at 90 percent approval following 9/11. Ask this question in 2012 or 2016.

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Xenobion:

Hey, poll if he's evil. I bet he gets at least 40%.

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Stillow:

Hitler is evil X, Stalin is evil X....Cheney is an american politician. Disagree with him ll you want, lets not toss aroudn the word evil. At least make an effort not to degrade our politics to that point.

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Xenobion:

I agree I would not characterize Cheney on the level of Hitler or Stalin. None-the-less the man has done some morally contempable things that I made the religious right even question him. Evil exists in the world and to think that no normal person, whether he is an american politican or your next door neighbor can be evil, is naive.

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MancJon:

Torturing someone, or explicitly approving of torturing someone is evil. Dick Cheney did this. Therefore, Cheney is evil.

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