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US: National Survey (Economist 12/6-8)


Economist / YouGov
12/6-8/09; 1,000 adults, 3.6% margin of error
Mode: Internet
(Economist post)

National

Obama Job Approval
48% Approve, 44% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 78 / 17 (chart)
Reps: 10 / 87 (chart)
Inds: 45 / 51 (chart)
Economy: 44 / 49 (chart)
Health Care: 45 / 48 (chart)
Afghanistan: 40 / 49

Congressional Job Approval
16% Approve, 59% Disapprove (chart)

2010 House: Generic Ballot
46% Democrat, 36% Republican (chart)

State of the Country
38% Right Direction, 49% Wrong Track (chart)

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)

About eight months ago, Congress passed President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus bill. Do you think the stimulus bill is working?
28% Yes, 51% No

 

Comments
poughies:

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)

I thought that number was wrong, but it's right. How is it that everybody has an opinion? Are we pushing undecideds a little too hard?

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Farleftandproud:

For the Progressives out there they need to envision that this poll will produce the final results in 2010 if we can allow early voting, more accessibility to vote, and for more younger voters to get out to vote. Democrats if they work hard can outspend the GOP. The GOP has a more loyal base of voters which helps them, but Democrats and progressives have a greater base of fundraising techniques from a greater number of individuals. I think these emails I get from Move on and other progressive groups will frequently use statistics from Rasmussen that are designed to scare the left. It works!

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Farleftandproud:

This poll has Obama's approval down among Dems more than the others. Just like there are Tea Party conservatives wanting to only nominate conservatives, unless they are from the northeast, you also have purging in the Democrats too. Primaries are always good to have, because they tend to help the incumbent defend the issues their base supported. Blanche Lincoln is up for re-election and has a Democratic challenger making it so she really has no choice to support health reform. In Florida you have a popular governor Charlie Crist, who I have a lot of respect for being pretty moderate. For a conservative, he just isn't good enough. What do you think is more likely, Rubio beating Crist in the GOP Fl primary, or Sestak defeating Arlen Specter in the Dem primary? At least Crist is a lifelong Republican and Specter chose to join the party because he knew in 2009 he no longer was electable as a Republican.

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LordMike:

No purging yet for the Dems, but there should be. The teabaggers have it right. If the GOP became more moderate, they'd suffer the same fate as the dems have. Either they'd become a neutered nearly permanent minority (like the DLC dems of the 90's and 00's were), or they'd have obstructionists within their party torpedo their agenda (as is happening now). Huckabee said yesterday that making the GOP into a big tent would kill the party. The big tent is sure killing the Democrats, that's for sure... Democratic approval was high until the conservadems started making noises and obstructing. It's ironic, although fitting, that 'cos of their obstructionism, they will be the ones who will lose their seats first. Poetic justice, I guess...

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Field Marshal:

What's a teabagger?

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keytype123:

http://recovering-liberal.blogspot.com/2009/12/sarah-palins-certain-path-to-election.html

Mirroring Barone's analysis in USNews&World Report but Palin centred.Shows easy path to her 2012 electoral college win

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LordMike:

Teabagger... Glenn Beck folks... the tea party party people... you've seriously never heard that term before?

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Thaddeus:

That may be the most recent definition of the word LordMike, but you may want to do a little dictionary search to see earlier definitions. Make some us us laugh every time we here hear it used. One of those repressed Freudian things...

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Xenobion:

My computer blocked the search Teabagger while at work. I wonder why... Liberal conspiracy or common decency?

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