Mini Poll: Fair's Fair. Now Rate The President.


Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling the following:


The economy


Approve:
 35%
Disapprove:
 65%

 

Taxes


Approve:
 40%
Disapprove:
 60%

 

Creating jobs


Approve:
 34%
Disapprove:
 66%

 

The threat of terrorism


Approve:
 74%
Disapprove:
 26%

 

Reelection


Approve:
 45%
Disapprove:
 55%

 

The federal budget deficit


Approve:
 35%
Disapprove:
 65%

 

The war in Afghanistan


Approve:
 50%
Disapprove:
 50%

 

Health care


Approve:
 46%
Disapprove:
 54%

 

America's reputation in the world


Approve:
 49%
Disapprove:
 51%

 

The environment


Approve:
 45%
Disapprove:
 55%

 

Same-sex marriage


Approve:
 61%
Disapprove:
 39%

 

Immigration


Approve:
 41%
Disapprove:
 59%

 

Education


Approve:
 51%
Disapprove:
 49%

 

Relationships with other countries


Approve:
 52%
Disapprove:
 48%

 

Unemployment


Approve:
 32%
Disapprove:
 68%

 


Who do you trust more to handle the following, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress:


The economy


President Obama:
 51%
Republicans in Congress:
 49%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 80%
Republicans in Congress:
 20%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 5%
Republicans in Congress:
 95%

 

Taxes


President Obama:
 56%
Republicans in Congress:
 44%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 86%
Republicans in Congress:
 14%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 7%
Republicans in Congress:
 93%

 

Creating jobs


President Obama:
 51%
Republicans in Congress:
 49%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 79%
Republicans in Congress:
 21%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 6%
Republicans in Congress:
 94%

 

The federal budget deficit


President Obama:
 50%
Republicans in Congress:
 50%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 77%
Republicans in Congress:
 23%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 5%
Republicans in Congress:
 95%

 

The environment


President Obama:
 70%
Republicans in Congress:
 30%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 95%
Republicans in Congress:
 5%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

President Obama:
 27%
Republicans in Congress:
 73%

 


The following are phrases some people use to describe political leaders. How well do they describe President Obama?


"He understands the problems of ordinary Americans"


Very well:
 27%
Somewhat well:
 22%
Slightly well:
 14%
Not at all well:
 37%

 

"He will keep America safe"


Very well:
 38%
Somewhat well:
 26%
Slightly well:
 19%
Not at all well:
 17%

 

"He is a good person"


Very well:
 55%
Somewhat well:
 16%
Slightly well:
 13%
Not at all well:
 16%

 

"He cares about people like you"


Very well:
 36%
Somewhat well:
 17%
Slightly well:
 17%
Not at all well:
 30%

 

"He is a strong leader"


Very well:
 19%
Somewhat well:
 17%
Slightly well:
 18%
Not at all well:
 46%

 

"He is a likeable person"


Very well:
 55%
Somewhat well:
 19%
Slightly well:
 14%
Not at all well:
 12%

 


Who do you expect (this is not about your own preference) to be president of the United States in February 2013, Barack Obama or someone else?


Obama:
 45%
Someone else:
 55%

Voted for Obama in 2008:

Obama:
 68%
Someone else:
 32%

Did not vote for Obama in 2008:

Obama:
 8%
Someone else:
 92%

 


Did you vote for Barack Obama in 2008?


Yes:
 61%
No:
 38%
I did not vote in 2008:
 1%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.