HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Zogby: President Obama R...

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:12 PM

Zogby: President Obama Rides High Into Inauguration



A new Zogby Poll shows President Barack Obama with his highest approval ratings in years. The poll of 826 likely voters nationwide, conducted by Zogby Analytics January 10-12, gives the President a 56% approval rating, while 42% disapprove. Mr. Obama receives majority approval ratings from men (52%) and women (59%), Democrats (91%) and independents (55%); 18-29 year olds (68%), 30-49 year olds (60%), and 50-64 year olds (53%); Hispanics (65%), African Americans (95%), the Creative Class (57%), and Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers (58%). Moving beyond his base, the President gets a 40% approval among evangelical voters, 25% among conservatives, and 16% among Republicans.

A majority of voters (53%) describe themselves as optimistic toward the future of the United States with one week to go before the Mr. Obama's second inauguration, while 45% say they are pessimistic. The spirit of optimism is very much a partisan thing, including 86% of Democrats, 68% of young voters, and 60% of the Creative Class - but also includes 57% of independents, 58% of the Investor Class, 38% of evangelicals, and 24% of conservatives.

Regarding their personal finances, 38% say they are "better off" than they were four years ago, while 28% are "worse off" and 29% "about the same". Among those more likely to say they are better off than worse off: Democrats (55%-11%), 18-29 year olds (53%-12%), Hispanics (51%-18%), African Americans (66%-6%), the Creative Class (42%-26%), the Investor Class (48%-24%), Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers (41%-30%), and independents (36%-27%).

When we asked voters for the best course of action for Republicans in Congress to take, 49% say that the GOP should "put partisan politics aside and support the agenda of President Obama and the Congressional Democrats", while 31% feel that they "should oppose the agenda of President Obama and the Congressional Democrats". One in five is not sure. This includes Democrats (69% to 11%), independents (55%-29%), and even one in five Republicans (19%-56%).

In terms of handling the recent legislation averting the "fiscal cliff", President Obama receives a net positive approval rating (52%-43%) as does Vice-President Biden (47%-46%). Senate Democrats fare poorly (36% positive-56%), but not as badly as both Senate Republicans (14%-77%) and Speaker John Boehner (16%-68%), who are pounded by all sides.

The Zogby Poll has a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5 percentage points. Party identification in the poll is 37.9% Democrat, 32.5% Republican, and 29.7% independent.

For more information and x-Tabs see jzanalytics.com/DATA/US_Results_ZA_011013.pdf

Other News Releases available at - http://www.jzanalytics.com

7 replies, 1356 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Zogby: President Obama Rides High Into Inauguration (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #2
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #3
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #4
jenmito Jan 2013 #5
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #6
DallasNE Jan 2013 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:12 PM

1. kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. K & R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:30 PM

3. How did the Zog do in 2012?

Were his polls any better than they usually are?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:55 PM

4. I love my President!

Thank you, Don!

sheshe

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:03 PM

5. K&R&T. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:18 AM

6. Not to take anything away from this, but

aren't most presidents' approval ratings high right after they've won (re)election?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:49 AM

7. 65 And Older Not Listed As Favorable

Interesting because Republicans have a long history of trying to downgrade/dismantle Social Security and Medicare that are so core to giving senior dignity in their final years. What can they be thinking other than being old school regarding racial issues.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread