Mark Blumenthal | November 13, 2008
Pew Research Center
11/6-9/08; 1,500 respondents who said they voted in the 2008 election for president respondents (including 375 interviewed by cell phone); conducted among 2,599 registered voters previously interviewed 10/16-19/2008; margin of error +/- 3%
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
- 75% of voters give Obama a letter grade of A or B for the way he conducted himself during the campaign (45% give Obama an A), "by far the highest grades for any winning candidate" in 20 years.
- 39% were very satisfied with the choice if candidates, also the highest level "after any election in the past 20 years."
- 67% believe Obama will have a successful first term.
- 36% say they got most of their news about the campaign from the Internet, up from 21% in 2004.
- 58% give "the pollsters" a grade of A or B for the way they conducted themselves during the campaign, "their highest marks since the question was first asked in 1988."