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Behind the Numbers Archive: Presidential Approval

Polls: Public reaction to the State of the Union mostly positive

Two polls measured immediate reactions to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. A CNN/Opinion Research found 84 percent of speech-watchers reacted positively to his message, 52 percent very positively. A CBS News poll found 91 percent of watchers approve of the proposals the president made.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 26, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Polls, Presidential Approval  
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Obama approval sinks in the South

President Obama heads south to Savannah, Georgia Tuesday to pitch his economic program. But in Washington Post-ABC News polls during his tenure, residents of the nation's southern states -- particularly whites -- have expressed broad doubts about the effectiveness of the stimulus package and Obama's leadership. Last summer, six months...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | March 2, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Crosstabs, Polls, Presidential Approval  
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Obama's Shrinking Approval on Health Care

With Congress' work on a health care reform package underway, support for the President who pressed for quick action on the plan is fading among two critical constituencies according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll - political independents and women. Barack Obama's approval rating on the issue in the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | July 20, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health care, Post Polls, Presidential Approval  
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Obama on the Issues

Public ratings of Pres. Barack Obama on the nation's top issues in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll continue a pattern that has popped up in each of our polls since his inauguration in January: Obama's overall job approval is significantly higher than his ratings on individual issues. One month...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | June 23, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crosstabs, Presidential Approval  
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Obama Approval: The Demographic Data

Five months into his first term, Pres. Barack Obama maintains a high approval rating according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, outpacing his predecessor at this stage in his presidency. Obama's ratings are nearly identical to former president George W. Bush's among his own partisans (Obama garners an 88...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | June 23, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bush Approval: A Last Look

As George W. Bush's final days as president dawn, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds him leaving behind one of the lowest final approval ratings in history and a wounded Republican Party. Bush's final approval mark stands at 33 percent in the new poll, above his career low of...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | January 18, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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