Emily Swanson | January 26, 2010
State of the Country
32% Right Direction, 58% Wrong Track (chart)
Positive / Negative
Barack Obama: 52 / 34 (chart)
Democratic Party: 39 / 38
Republican Party: 32 / 38
Tea Party Movement: 28 / 21
Scott Brown: 23 / 8
Timothy Geithner: 11 / 19
Ben Bernanke: 18 / 18
As you may know, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke's term of office ends this year. Do you think that President Obama should or should not reappoint Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Board Chairman?
34% Yes, reappoint
37% No, don't reappoint
What is your preference for the outcome of this year's congressional elections-- a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?
44% Democrats, 42% Republicans
Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a signal of support for President Obama, a signal of opposition to President Obama, or not a signal either way about President Obama?
37% Signal of support
27% Signal of opposition
35% Not a signal either way
From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so.
31% Good idea, 46% Bad idea, 22% No opinion (chart)
Some people have said the election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts to complete the term of the late Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate was aimed at sending a message to Washington. Do you believe this was aimed at sending a message to Washington, was it not about sending a message to Washington, or do you not have an opinion about this?
48% Sending a message
15% Not sending a message
36% No opinion
31% Democrat, 24% Republican, 40% independent (chart)