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US: National Survey (Pew 9/30-10/4)


Pew Research Center
9/30-10/4/2009; 1,500 adults, +/- 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Pew report, topline questionnaire)

National

Obama Job Approval
52% Approve, 36% Disapprove (chart)

State of the Country
25% Satisfied, 67% Dissatisfied (chart)

As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress?
34% Favor, 47% Oppose (chart)

Party ID
34% Democrat, 23% Republican, 37% independent (chart)

 

Comments
Aaron_in_TX:

The 36% disapprove is a really good number for President Obama.

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Aaron_in_TX:

OK, I take back that last comment with reservations, it's actually a bad number based on Pew's past results, but favorable compared to many other polls showing disapproval well above 40.

I wish there were crosstabs, but the other questions reveal interesting results. When asked about the specifics of health care legislation, there's strong support for basically each facet of health reform, including the public option, yet they oppose the bill over all. I was surprised that the idea of requiring everyone to get health insurance was well over 60%. I with they would specifically ask why people oppose the bill.

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