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US: Obama Job Approval (Harris-3/9-16)


Harris Interactive
3/9-16/09; 2,355 adults
Mode: Online

National

Obama Job Approval
55% Excellent/Pretty Good, 45% Only Fair/Poor (chart)

Dems: 87 / 13 (chart)
inds: 51 / 49 (chart)
Reps: 18 / 82 (chart)

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Comments
obedelman:

I love this site, but am baffled as to how the job approval numbers are processed in the charts. The Harris Poll shows that 45% of respondents believe Obama is doing "only fair/poor." It seems to me that if someone thinks Obama is doing a "fair" job, that is far closer to approval than disapproval. Why, then, is the entire 45% registered as disapproval? This seems very misleading. It also creates inconsistencies. For instance, I presume that if a respondent in Gallup thought Obama was doing "fair," that person would be tallied as someone who approved of Obama's performance, not someone who disapproved. Pollster needs to change this so that all polls are processed consistently.

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change:

Only cranky old republicans, that are no longer sexually active can disapprove of this president so early. Bush left him behind two ill managed wars, a sinking economy and these ingrates want him to cure all this only after a month... this is the limbaugh crowd!

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