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US: National Survey (NBC/WSJ-4/23-26)


NBC News / Wall Street Journal
4/23-26/09; 1,005 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews

National

State of the Country
43% Right Direction, 43% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
61% Approve, 30% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 55% Approve, 37% Disapprove (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
28% Approve, 58% Disapprove (chart)

Do you think that the recently passed economic stimulus legislation is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so.

    38% Good idea
    39% Bad idea

Which statement better represents your view

    46% Harsh interrogation techniques helped the U.S> by extracting valuable information to stop terrorism

    42% Harsh interrogation techniques hurt the U.S. by undermining its moral authority and inflaming anger in the Islamic world.

(NBC story, results, WSJ story, results)

 

Comments
Stillow:

Something does not add up here. Almost every poll I see shows Obama policies have low support, even his stimulus plan in this poll shows a small # more think it was a bad idea. Tough interrogation methods are supported by the majoirty based on this poll and the polls listed yesterday.
Perhaps it is just the honeymoon period, but those always end. He better modify some of his policies or do a better job convicing people they are the right ones....eventually the low support for policy will affect his job approval #'s once the honeymoon is over.

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change:

When the president of the country has been a war criminal for the last 8yrs..the country has some old habits to break such as torture. I think we should do a comparison between hitler and George bush, afterall bush killed over 1 million civilians in both afghanistan and Iraq combined, imagined if he had been president for longer...GEORGE HITLER WALKER BUSH

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Stillow:

Man, you liberals are way out there these days. First off, no one tortured anyone except the terrorists beheadding people. If you want to hold a president accountable for deaths in a war, then I guess we need to prosecute Truman for dropping the Atom Bomb, Lincoln should be debunked as the best president of all time for al lthe people who died in the civil war and I guess Washington should be retro-impeached for killing innocnet British soldiers who were jsut enforcing the laws of their time.
The CIA has already debunked your claim of torture and that there methods do not yeiled attack preventing info....
Again, I know it is tough for you as liberal to think for yourself, but give it a shot. If not, that is cool, I admit, I take some joy in embarrassing you on a regular basis.

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