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US: National Survey (Ipsos 12/3-6)


Ipsos / McClatchy
12/3-6/09; 1,120 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Ipsos release)

National

State of the Country
36% Right Direction, 60% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
49% Approve, 49% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 77 / 21 (chart)
Reps: 16 / 81 (chart)
Inds: 41 / 55 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Dems in Congress: 51 / 46
Reps in Congress: 44 / 54

Has the U.S. economy turned the corner on the current crisis, is the worst yet to come, or have things stabilized but not yet begun to improve?
8% Turned the corner
35% Worst yet to come
54% Stabilized but not yet begin to improve

Party ID
31% Democrat, 21% Republican, 48% independent (chart)

 

Comments
CUWriter:

Waiting for the leftists here to rip AP/Ipsos for their bias on this one.

Does seem to heavily oversample indies though. Just 52% of the country's adults identify themselves with a political party? Seems off.

49% for all adults? Why isn't Rasmussen around 44-45% now then? Hrm.

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obamalover:

@CU

Without looking closely at their poll, I can tell you some polls include leaners other don't. That may explain the high level of independents

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Farleftandproud:

This poll shows that Democrats are going harder on Obama than they usually do in Gallup. Dems in Congress are still given higher approval which could be somewhat do to escalation in Afghanistan and there is a percentage of stubborn progressives who will temporarily turn away from the president.

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Xenobion:

My only problem really are these high numbers of approval for Reps and Dems in congress, like +20 compared to any other poll.

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CUWriter:

Yeah that was weird. Congressional approval is absolutely tanked in every poll I've seen. And while the GOP is actually below the Dems, their movement is slowly in a more positive direction. We've seen that in the "who do you trust more" question in other polls as well.

Still, it's not like there is a lot of love for the GOP out there. Main reason Dems face a tidal wave in 2010 is because they have more seats and voters are pissed at everyone, plain and simple.

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