NBC News/WSJ poll: Obama must 'change' direction
The brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released today has bad news for the Democrats. It's further evidence that tomorrow's vote could be devastating. But there was a question (Q19) on leadership that the White House must -- MUST -- pay attention to.
How much change would you like to see in the direction in which President Obama has been leading the country -- a great deal, quite a bit, just some, or not that much?
Those who said they wanted "A great deal of change" were 41 percent of respondents. "Quite a bit of change," 22 percent. And "Just some change," 23 percent. That's an astounding 86 percent of the country that wants Obama to do things differently. These results should shake the West Wing because they are almost identical to what the American people said when they were asked this question in 1994. The day after the GOP took over the House for the first time in 40 years, 87 percent of respondents said they wanted then-President Clinton to change direction. He did and was rewarded with a second term.
| November 1, 2010; 11:04 AM ET
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