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US: National Survey (Economist 10/11-13)


Economist / YouGov
10/11-13/09; 1,000 adults, 4.9% margin of error
Mode: Internet
(Economist release)

National

Obama Job Approval / Disapproval
52% Approve, 39% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 85 / 8 (chart)
Reps: 17 / 78 (chart)
Inds: 50 / 43 (chart)
Economy: 44 / 49 (chart)
Health care: 46 / 45 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
14% Approve, 60% Disapprove (chart)

2010 House: Generic Ballot
47% Democrat, 37% Republican (chart)

State of the Country
40% Right direction, 48% Wrong track (chart)

President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Do you approve
or disapprove of Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?

35% Approve, 45% Disapprove

Which of these statements best describes how you feel about Barack Obama being awarded
this year's Nobel Peace Prize?

20% I think Barack Obama deserved this year's Nobel Peace Prize
39% I am happy Barack Obama received the prize, but the Nobel Committee really
should have waited until he had been president longer and had accomplished
more
41% I think that awarding the prize to Barack Obama this year was a mistake; he
does not deserve it

Overall, given what you know about them, do you support or oppose the proposed changes
to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama Administration?

51% Support, 49% Oppose (chart)

Do you favor or oppose having a "public option" which would allow individuals to purchase
health insurance coverage from the government?

45% Favor, 33% Oppose

 

Comments
tjampel:

Good result for Obama from Independents and very good Generic ballot for Dems.

Minorities are underrepresented here by a wide margin at 19.5%. In reality they represent a third of the population or just slightly more by now (those stats are from 2007).

The best result for Dems is that this is one of the few polls to show support for whatever people ID as "Obamacare" over (barely) 50%.

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RAG2:

What this "Nobel Prize" stuff tells me is that 8 years of divisive, incompetent Bush foreign policy has so lowered the bar of what passes for smart, intelligent policy that the new prez got it after only being in office 9 months.

I think the new prez took it smartly, saying, "I didn't expect this. I don't deserve it. I'll take it as a call for action." Now if he can stand up to the military and avoid escalating Afghanistan ...

By the way, I just luv the way right-wingers have blown their gaskets over this--when the fact is, even if BO had "earned" this after 8 years of successful peace-making, they'd still consider him undeserving! They can dish it out, but they can't take even a little of it!

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