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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:44 PM

ABC/WaPo Poll: Obama’s Agenda Viewed More Favorably Than Congressional GOP

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 12:28 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday showed a slim majority of Americans have a favorable opinion of the policies that President Barack Obama will pursue in his second term, nearly matching the percentage of respondents who have an unfavorable view of the agenda that congressional Republicans will push over the next four years.

Fifty-two percent of American adults said they have a favorable opinion of Obama's second term policies, compared with 43 percent who have an unfavorable opinion — a much larger base of support than Republicans on Capitol Hill can claim.

The poll found that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the policies that the congressional GOP will push for over the next four years, while just 36 percent have a favorable opinion.

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Link to the poll:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/02/12/National-Politics/Polling/release_202.xml

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Reply ABC/WaPo Poll: Obama’s Agenda Viewed More Favorably Than Congressional GOP (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #1
mostlyconfused Feb 2013 #5
Robbins Feb 2013 #7
mostlyconfused Feb 2013 #8
obama2terms Feb 2013 #9
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2013 #2
rocktivity Feb 2013 #3
samsingh Feb 2013 #4
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

1. I'm beginning to have some optimism for my country again. It's been a long time coming.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:20 PM

5. Before you get too optimistic, Gallup shows most disapprove of Obama on nearly every issue

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http://www.gallup.com/poll/160385/obama-rated-highest-foreign-affairs-lowest-deficit.aspx

So how do we reconcile those two? Or are they compatible. The majority of Americans disapprove of Obama on nearly very issue, but they disapprove of congress even more? Not sure what to make of that.

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Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:55 PM

7. Gallup

The outfit that had Romney winning and even USA Today has quit using them.

ABC/Washinton post Is more credable.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:55 PM

8. True, they were wrong on the election. So what do you think the margin of error is in this poll?

If they are off by 3-4 percentage points, then maybe people approve of Obama on three more of those issues, or at the least it is a toss-up. But on some of the issues, there is no way the could be off by enough to flip the results, is there?

Granted, when only 42% approve of him on gun policy, the ones that disagree could be both those who don't want him to do anything, and those who feel he is not doing enough.

But 39% approval on the economy and 31% on the debt? What are people thinking?

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Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. I wouldn't trust gallup

They were soooo far off on the election results, I was mad I used to trust the site, but not anymore.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:12 PM

2. Since when is 52-43 considered a 'slim majority'. In todays political climate that's damn

near a landslide, but a mandate no less. If it were the other way around, the GOP would be calling it a mandate.

Unfortunately with a 90% support for universal gun registration, an end to gun trafficing, and more than 50% calling for a ban on assault style rifles, we probably won't see any meaningful legislation come out of it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:18 PM

3. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

The "To Figure This Out, You Had To Do A Freaking STUDY?" category.

And what's with this "slim" majority? Fifty-two minus forty-three leaves NINE points.


rocktivity

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:19 PM

4. Glad to hear that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:44 PM

6. a gerrymandered victory is not a 'win'.

they don't seem to GET that the rest of america does not BELIEVE in their crap anymore. VOODOO economics is DOO DOO.

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