Emily Swanson | January 28, 2010
CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
1/22-24/10; 1,009 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Do you think the policies being proposed by Barack Obama will move the country in the right
direction or the wrong direction?
49% Right Direction, 49% Wrong Direction
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies ordoesn't apply to Barack Obama: Is a good speaker and communicator
90% Applies, 10% Does not apply
Do you favor or oppose new government regulations that would limit the size and activities of the country's largest banks?
62% Favor, 35% Oppose
Do you think the U.S. government has done too much, too little, or the right amount in providing
assistance to Haiti after the earthquake in that country?
10% Too much, 11% Too little, 74% Right amount
Do you think the actions Barack Obama has taken as president have increased the chances of a
terrorist attack against the U.S., or don't you think so?
35% Increased, 65% Decreased
Asked before State of the Union:
In that speech, would you like to hear Obama address the same goals and priorities that he had in his first year in office, or would you rather see Obama put forward proposals that would move his administration in a new direction in the coming year?
28% Same goals and priorities
70% New direction
Favorable / Unfavorable
Joe Biden: 44 / 39
Nancy Pelosi: 30/ 50
Harry Reid: 22 / 38
Hillary Clinton: 62 / 35 (chart)
John McCain: 58 / 36
George W. Bush: 43 / 54