Eric Dienstfrey | January 14, 2009
NBC News / Wall Street Journal
1/9-12/09; 1,007 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
Bush Job Approval:
27% Approve, 67% Disapprove
Obama Transition Job Approval:
71% Approve, 14% Disapprove
How likely do you think it is that Barack Obama will bring real change in direction to the country--very likely, fairly likely, just somewhat likely, or not that likely?
- 35% Very likely to bring real change in direction
24% Fairly likely to bring real change in direction
22% Just somewhat likely to bring real change in direction
17% Not that likely to bring real change in direction
In general, do you think that Barack Obama should focus more of his attention on domestic issues or more of his attention on foreign policy issues?
- 66% Domestic issues
12% Foreign policy issues
When it comes to the economic stimulus plan proposed by the Obama administration, which of these two statements comes closer to your point of view?
- 57% The economic stimulus plan is a good idea because it will help make the recession shorter, get people back to work, and provide money for transportation, education, and Medicaid programs.
36% Statement B: The economic stimulus plan is a bad idea because it will do little to shorten the recession, the jobs are temporary, and it will significantly increase the deficit.
Do you think that the United States has been too one-sided in dealing with Israel and the Palestinians, or do you think that the United States has been even-handed? (IF "TOO ONE-SIDED," ASK:) And do you think that the United States hasfavored Israel over the Palestinians OR favored the Palestinians over Israel?
- 37% Too One-Sided
30% Favored Israel over the Palestinians
3% Favored the Palestinians over Israel
4% Not sure