Weekly Polling Analysis

Weekly Polling Analysis

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According to Rasmussen, 46% of likely voters approve of the deal, while 46% also disapprove.According to Gallup, 43% of adults (39% of Independents) approve of the fiscal cliff deal passed earlier this month while 45% (46% of Independents) disapprove.

President Obama: Average approval from early December to early January was 53.2% according to RealClearPolitics. Average disapproval was 42.3%. (The average one week ago, which covered early December to early January, was 53.4%. Average disapproval was 42.1%)

Here are the polls released this week on Presidential job approval:

  • No polls of note

Gallup tracks President Obama’s job approval on a weekly basis. The average one week ago (Dec. 24-30, 2012) showed 53% approved and 41% disapproved. The latest weekly numbers available (Dec. 31-Jan. 6, 2012) showed 53% approve and 40% disapprove. Last year at this time (Jan. 2-8, 2011), 46% approved and 47% disapproved.

Rasmussen conducts a daily tracking poll. One week ago (Jan. 4), 57% approved and 41% disapproved. On Jan. 11, approval was 52%; disapproval was 46%. Last year at this time, the President’s approval was 46% and his disapproval 54%.

Congress: Average approval for late November to mid-December was 18% according to the RealClearPolitics average. Average disapproval was 75.4%. (The average one week ago, which covered late November to mid-December was 18%. Average disapproval was 75.4%)

Here are the polls released this week on Congressional job approval:

  • No polls of note

Right Track/Wrong Track: According to the RealClearPolitics average, which covered late November to early January, 38.1% think the country is headed in the right direction while 54.8% think it is headed in the wrong direction. (One week ago, the right track average, which covered late November to late December, was 38.1%. The wrong track average was 54.9%.)

Here are the polls released this week on the direction of the country:

  • Rasmussen: 33% of likely voters think the country is headed in the right direction and 58% think it is headed in the wrong direction.

 

ISSUE SPECIFIC

American Dream:
According to Gallup, 50% of adults say it is unlikely that today’s youth will have a better life than their parents. 49% say it is likely.

Budget Deficit & Spending:

According to Rasmussen, 44% of likely voters say they are politically conservative on fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending. 40% describe themselves as fiscally moderate, while just 13% say they are fiscally liberal.

According to Rasmussen, 43% of likely voters say the bailouts of the auto industry were good for the United States. 41% say the bailouts were bad for the country. 16% are not sure.

President Obama approval on the issue:

  • No polls of note

Debt Ceiling:
According to Rasmussen, 75% of likely voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the debt ceiling will be raised before the government begins to default on its debts. Only 13% feel that’s unlikely.

Economy & Jobs:
According to Gallup, its “Economic Confidence Index was -21 for the week ending Jan. 6, similar to the -22 in the week prior. Americans’ confidence in the economy has worsened amid the fiscal cliff debate after improving in November.”

President Obama approval on the issue:

  • No polls of note

View of Government:
According to Gallup, 77% of adults (79% of Independents) believe the way politics works in Washington is causing the country serious harm. 19% (16% of Independents) believe the effects are not serious.

According to Gallup, 52% of adults are optimistic the way Washington works will improve over the next 10 years. 45% are pessimistic about that prospect.

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