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US: National Survey (Pew 1/6-10)


Pew Research Center
1/6-10/10; 1,504 adults, 3% margin of error
359 Republicans, 6.5% margin of error
484 Democrats, 5.5% margin of error
605 independents, 5$ margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Pew release)

National

Obama Job Approval
49% Approve, 42% Disapprove (chart)
Reps: 15 / 77 (chart)
Dems: 84 / 9 (chart)
Inds: 39 / 49 (chart)
Economy: 42 / 51 (chart)
Health care: 38 / 52 (chart)
Terrorism: 51 / 39
Foreign Policy: 44 / 40 (chart)

State of the Country
27% Satisfied, 69% Dissatisfied (chart)

In the long run, do you think Barack Obama will be a successful or unsuccessful president, or do you think it is too early to tell?
24% Successful, 21% Unsuccessful, 52% Too early to tell

Job Approval / Disapproval
Reps in Congress: 27 / 57
Dems in Congress: 35 / 53

Looking ahead, so far as you are concerned, do you think that 2010 will be better or worse than 2009?
67% Better, 26% Worse

2010 House: Generic Ballot
46% Democrat, 44% Republican (chart)

Compared with the Bush Administration, do you think the policies of the Obama Administration have made the United States
28% Safer from terrorism
22% Less safe from terrorism
46% Haven't made a difference

In dealing with important issues facing the country, are [RANDOMIZE; Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress, Republican leaders in Congress and Barack Obama] working together or not working together? (if not) Who do you think is most to blame for them not working together?
25% Working together
19% Not working together, Obama to blame
32% Not working together, Republican leaders to blame
16% Not working together, other/neither/both/don't know to blame

Party ID
33% Democrat, 22% Republican, 42% independent (chart)

 

Comments
Aaron_in_TX:

Not sure how Obama gets to 49% approval when independant approval only 39% and they make up 42% of the total. Dem disapproval is lower than most other polls, but something here is fishy.

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Cyril Washbrook:

If you do the calculations it checks out, Aaron. Note that the Democratic-Republican ID gap is larger than most polls.

(Although - before a partisan jumps on those figures as definitive proof that the poll is bunk - by the same token this poll also has a large number of independents. This aspect, at least, seems to be accurate given that the polling consensus is that the proportion of independents grew last year.)

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