Eric Dienstfrey | January 16, 2009
USA Today / Gallup
1/9-11/08; 1,031 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
Congressional Job Approval:
19% Approve, 76% Disapprove
Barack Obama Transition Job Approval"
83% Approve, 12% Disapprove
Favorable / Unfavorable
George W. Bush: 40 / 59
Barack Obama: 78 / 18
Do you see this week's inauguration more as -- [ROTATED: a celebration by all Americans of democracy in action, (or) a political celebration by the supporters of the candidate who won the presidential election]?
- 55% Celebration by all Americans
42% Celebration by the supporters
In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?
- 56% Yes, a mistake
43% No, not a mistake