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US: National Survey (Kos 8/10-13)


Daily Kos (D) / Research 2000
8/10-13/09; 2,400 adults, 2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Kos release)

National

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 60 / 36 (chart)
Nancy Pelosi: 36 / 56
Democratic Party: 45 / 48
Republican Party: 17 / 74

State of the Country
42% Right direction, 53% Wrong track (chart)

 

Comments
Stephen_W:

If Republicans think that outright opposition to anything Obama has proposed with help bring their party back from the dead, this number should scare the hell out of them:

Favorable / Unfavorable
"Republican Party: 17 / 74"

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IdahoMulato:

This poll is a welcome one.

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IdahoMulato:

That means while Prez Obama's numbers are tanking, the Republicans are not getting any traction.

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Bigmike:

So the Dem favorable number is roughly the same or a little higher than the number of people who consider themselves Dems. But the Rep favorable number is about half the number of people who consider themselves Reps.

How fortunate for the Dems!

Whats that Idaho? BO's numbers are tanking? I know that had to hurt to admit.

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Stephen_W:

Bigmike, I don't know if I'd say these numbers are fortunate for the Dems, I'm just saying these numbers are looking pretty awful for Republicans. The problem is many Republicans are pissed off at everyone, while most Democrats are happy that they finally have someone they view as competent and intelligent in the White House. I really don't know how this environment will play out in 2010, but I can't see a lot of Republicans dissatisfied with their own party coming out in mass numbers to vote for more Republicans. Perhaps I'm reading too much into this, I realize this is a DailyKos poll after all.

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ronnie:

the repubs might want to reconsider those outlandish (ie pull the plug on granny) tactics to draw support with these numbers...as for obama, i think he's held his own considering his latest gallup approval stands at 55% with 37% disapproving...we are in a very partisan political climate and the administration has passed (and currenty negotiating) some very costly but necessary legislation...the economy seems to have turned the corner and roughly 60% or more still have a favorable view of the president....there's been some missteps along the way but i must say job well dont so far

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Stephen_W:

It's big risk, big reward (or big failure) for Obama. He's pushed through some pretty massive legislation, a some of it, though necessary to stem the bleeding from the bank meltdown, is not so popular with the general public. If they work, the economy rebounds in 2010, it's lights out for the Republicans. If not, maybe their time in the wilderness will be shortlived, through no effort of their own.

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