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US: National Survey (Fox 10/13-14)


Fox New / Opinion Dynamics
10/13-14/09; 900 registered voters, 3% margin of error
369 Democrats, 5% margin of error
333 Republicans, 5% margin of error
148 independents, 8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Fox release)

National

Obama Job Approval
49% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 85 / 12 (chart)
Reps: 11 / 82 (chart)
Inds: 42 / 47 (chart)
Economy: 48 / 49 (chart)
Health Care: 42 / 50 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
24% Approve, 66% Disapprove (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 55 / 41 (chart)
George W. Bush: 41 / 54
Nancy Pelosi: 30 / 53

Do you think Barack Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
29% Deserved, 65% Did not deserve

Party ID
41% Democrat, 37% Republican, 16% independent (chart)

 

Comments
Xenobion:

Too many dems, too many republicans, not enough independents.

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Wong:

Something not right about these numbers. The internals indicate only 412 Obama voters out of a sample of 900. That is only 46%. This could be a result of the sample having a high rate of registered voters who did not vote in the last election. That explanation is counter-intuitive since most polling shows all adults as well as registered voters breaking for Obama at a higher rate than likely voters.

It would be helpful to know how many in the sample voted in 2008. Otherwise, potential sampling anomalies make this poll suspect. At the risk of plagerism:

"OUTLIER"
"WORTHLESS"

yukyuk

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sjt22:

The makeup of Dem and Reps compared to Independents is likely the result of a model which lumps "leaners" in with the partisans. If that's the case then these numbers may be reasonable.

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tjampel:

reasonable...nope---fail this time; and that's not a condemnation of Fox polls; they're generally pretty good, as much as Fox News is very bad

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