Harry Enten | May 12, 2010
Positive / Negative
Barack Obama: 49 / 38 (chart)
Democratic Party: 37 / 42
Republican Party: 30 / 42
Tea Party Movement: 31 / 30
British Petroleum: 11 / 45
Charlie Crist: 8 / 16
General Motors: 37 / 27
Citibank: 10 / 43
Toyota: 31 / 34
Goldman Sachs: 4 / 50
Preference for Congress after 2010 elections
Democratic Control: 44%, Republican Control: 44%
Recently Passed Health Care Plan
38% Good idea, 44% Bad idea (chart)
"The Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally. It requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if they have reason to suspect a person is in the country illegally, making it a crime for them to lack registration documents."
64% Support, 34% Oppose
"How likely do you think it is that the decision in Arizona to promote strong enforcement of immigrants who are NOT in the U.S. legally will lead to discrimination of Hispanic or Latino immigrants who ARE in the U.S. legally?"
66% Likely, 31% Unlikely
More Off-Shore Drilling
60% Support, 34% Oppose
"Do you think that the federal government is doing enough or is not doing enough to deal with the environmental problems caused by the recent Gulf Coast oil spill?"
43% Enough, 45% Not Enough
"In general, do you approve or disapprove of using racial or ethnic profiling in combating terrorism?"
51% Approve, 43% Disapprove
State of the Country
34% Right Direction, 56% Wrong Track (chart)
32% Democrat, 24% Republican, 40% independent (chart)