Now I’m going to read you the names of several public figures, and I’d like you to rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don’t know the name, please just say so.
In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that Barack Obama is doing as president?
Do you generally approve or disapprove of the job that Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy?
Which ONE of the following statements best describes your feelings toward Barack Obama?
As you may know, recently President Obama announced an agreement with the Republican leadership in Congress to accept a continuation for two years of the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers, including those with incomes over $250,000. In exchange, the Republican leadership in Congress is accepting an extension on unemployment benefits for another year and a two percent reduction of Social Security payroll taxes for all taxpayers for one year. Do you approve or disapprove of this agreement?
When it comes to this agreement, do you think President Obama gave up too much, that the Republican leadership in Congress gave up too much — or that it is a fair compromise on both sides?
Survey of 1,000 adults was conducted December 9-13, 2010. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points.