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US: Obama Transition (Gallup-12/1)


USA Today / Gallup
12/1/08; 1,010 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
(story, results)

National

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his presidential transition?

    78% Approve
    13% Disapprove

Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's choice of Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state?

    69% Approve
    25% Disapprove

As you may know, Barack Obama has asked Robert Gates, the secretary of defense for President Bush, to stay on the job for at least a year to continue dealing with the Iraq war and other matters of national defense. Do you approve or disapprove of having Robert Gates stay on as secretary of defense?

    80% Approve
    14% Disapprove

Barack Obama says that once he takes office he will push Congress to pass a large spending package, estimated by others at $500 billion to $700 billion, to spur economic growth. Would you favor or oppose such a measure?

    58% Favor
    33% Oppose

 

Comments
RS:

Hey Eric: you forgot to mention Professor Franklin's appearance in the USA Today story :-)

Americans are "projecting their hopes" for the new president, says Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison who studies polling, but they will expect concrete results to follow.

"He'll have a season of good will," Franklin says, but over time "it's going to become increasingly Obama's economy rather than Bush's economy."

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