Emily Swanson | March 8, 2010
Democracy Corps* (D) / Third Way** (D)
2/20-24/10; 1,001 2008 voters
Mode: Live telephone interviews
*Democracy Corps is a non-profit organization founded by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and Democratic consultant James Carville.
**Third Way describes itself as a "moderate think-tank of the progressive movement."
State of the Country
32% Right Direction, 60% Wrong Track (chart)
Favorable / Unfavorable
Republican Party: 31 / 46
Democratic Party: 35 / 47
Barack Obama: 48 / 42 (chart)
2010 Congress: National Ballot
46% Democrat, 44% Republican
Among likely voters: 47% Republican, 44% Democrat (chart)
Do you approve or disapprove of the job _____ in Congress are doing on national
Dems in Congress: 43 / 49
Reps in Congress: 45 / 44
Generally speaking, do you feel America is more safe or less safe from foreign threats and dangers than two years ago?
41% More, 43% Less
And would you say the United States is more respected or less respected in the world than
it was two years ago?
42% More, 50% Less
As you may know, President Obama recently said he will
work with Congress and the military to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, which prohibits gay and lesbian people from disclosing their sexual orientation while serving in the armed forces. Based on what you know, do you approve or disapprove of repealing the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy?
50% Approve, 38% Disapprove
38% Democrat, 31% Republican, 29% independent (chart)