Emily Swanson | January 13, 2010
1/5-11/10; 1,767 registered voters, 2.3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Obama Job Approval
45% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 81 / 12 (chart)
Reps: 16 / 74 (chart)
inds: 42 / 48 (chart)
Economy: 41 / 54 (chart)
Foreign Policy: 45 / 46 (chart)
Health Care: 35 / 58 (chart)
Afghanistan: 45 / 45
Creating Jobs: 34 / 59
Terrorism: 48 / 44
Job Approval / Disapproval
Dems in Congress: 32 / 59
Reps in Congress: 32 / 58
State of the Country 27% Satisfied, 72% Dissatisfied (chart)
Do you think Barack Obama's first year as President has been mainly a success or mainly a failure?
45% Success, 45% Failure
Do you think Barack Obama has been a better President than George W. Bush, worse, or about the same as President Bush?
43% Better, 30% Worse, 23% Same
In the Presidential election of 2008, if John McCain had become President instead of Barack Obama, do you think that, in general, the nation would be better off than it is today or worse off than it is today?
35% Better, 37% Worse, 17% Same
Would you say that Barack Obama - shares your views on issues that you care about or not?
46% Yes, 50% No
Do you think that the policies of President Barack Obama make the United States a safer place than the policies of former President George W. Bush, less safe, or about as safe as the policies of former President Bush?
24% Safer, 35% Less safe, 38% Same