Emily Swanson | December 16, 2009
Pew Research Center
12/9-13/09; 1,504 adults, 3% margin of error
416 Republicans, 6% margin of error
456 Democrats, 6% margin of error
561 independents, 5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Job Approval / Disapproval
Republican leaders in Congress: 29 / 51
Democratic leaders in Congress: 36 / 47
Do you think that...
53% Barack Obama has a new approach to politics in Washington
37% Barack Obama's approach to politics in Washington is 'business as usual'?
Since taking office, have Barack Obama's economic policies made economic conditions better, worse, or not had an effect so far?
30% Better, 24% Worse, 39% No effect
So far, do you think Barack Obama is...
45% Trying to address too many issues at once
8% Focusing on too few issues
42% Doing about right
When it comes to national policy, who do you think Barack Obama is listening to more...
43% Liberal members of his party
31% Moderate members of his party
Would you say that Barack Obama has kept almost all of his campaign promises, most campaign promises, only a few campaign promises or almost none of his campaign promises?
8% Almost all, 28% Most, 33% Only a few, 24% Almost none
Do you favor or oppose Obama's decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan?
51% Favor, 39% Oppose
Who do you think is more responsible for the current economic conditions
39% The Republican Party, 27% The Democratic Party, 19% Both
As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress?
35% Favor, 48% Oppose (chart)
32% Democrat, 25% Republican, 38% independent (chart)