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US: National Survey (CNN 1/22-24)

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CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
1/22-24/10; 1,009 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN release)

National

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

 

Comments
CUWriter:

Bush is more popular than Pelosi and Reid. That should speak volumes. Wow.

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John:

Bush also has the highest disapproval rating but I take your point.

'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?'

This is a poorly worded question when combined with the possible answers. Either the second part of the question should have been 'or do you think the actions of the president have decreased the chances of a terrorist attack' or alternatively one of the possible answers should have been something along the lines of 'made little difference'.

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CUWriter:

I was talking about net approval.

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Farleftandproud:

I can't look at these polls anymore, and Obama has to act on the things he said in his speech. The GOP is so unpopular still, yet the people will blame it on the party that is in power to get fresh faces. That is just the reality of how "fly by night" the American voters are.

When Rasmussen had the GOP ahead by 9 points, in my mind it was just partisan spin, but when CNN and NPR have the GOP in the lead on the generic ballot, that should be taken very seriously by the Dems.

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Stillow:

His speech was lousy.

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Xenobion:

An early jobs message will mitgate major losses in 2010 and easily secure his own position. It was just another speech but they all are but shrewed tactics employed in this speech will distract people off healthcare and something less dividing like jobs and managing the deficit will be incredibly popular.

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ChicagoKid:

BO has made some great speeches but last night I don't think was one of the better ones. Tried to be compromising, then left, then swipe at the correct(though it might have negative results) supreme court decision. Oh well

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