Archive for approval polls

Poll: Obama leads Romney in Michigan; more voters support same-sex marriage

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I love my birth state!!!

President Barack Obama is ahead of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney among Michigan voters in the race for president, a new poll shows, and is leading in part because of strong support among women.

Obama was leading 45.1 percent to 39.5 percent in the Glengariff Group Inc. poll, with 15.4 percent undecided; the margin of error is 4 percentage points.

Obama enjoys far stronger support among women, leading Romney 47.3 percent to 35 percent, while being nearly tied with Romney among men, 43.8 to 43.1 percent. The results pose a potential "gender gap" problem for Romney, pollster Richard Czuba said Friday. The Republican needs to be wary of that margin, he added.

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In a week in which Obama expressed his support for same-sex marriage, the poll also showed more Michigan voters (44.3 percent) support same-sex marriage than oppose it (43.7 percent). Just over a year ago, half the people polled opposed gay marriage and 38.5 percent supported it.

"I've never seen an issue move so fast," Czuba said. "It may go back a little bit, but I think it's a very clear and dramatic trendline moving toward support of same-sex marriage."

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Gallup: Obama Approval Goes Positive For First Time Since July

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Amazing isn't it that the headline above is from TPM, whereas this is the headline from Gallup- "Most Americans Still Say They Are Better Off Than Their Parents".

Gallup’s tracking poll released Monday shows something not seen since July of this year: President Barack Obama’s approval rating in positive territory. The national survey that interviews 500 American adults per night showed 47 percent of those polled approve of the President’s job performance, versus 45 percent who disapprove. The Gallup poll uses a three day average of their nightly interviews, for a total of 1,500 responses over that time.

The last positive score Obama received in Gallup’s numbers was a 46 – 45 split over surveys done from July seventh to the ninth. The TPM Poll Average of the metric still shows a little over a four point difference, but the numbers are evening since this summer’s debt ceiling fight.

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Video- Steve Doocy: Despite Rising Approval, Obama's Numbers Are Down With Some Groups Because "They Don't Buy His Blame Game Mantra"

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A day without Doocy is a day without stupidity. Via.

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Gallup: President Obama's Approval Remains at 43% Through Thanksgiving Week

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Steady is good.

PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 43% last week, identical to his rating each week since late October. While more Americans continue to disapprove than approve of the president's job performance, his recent stretch at 43% approval is a slight improvement over the 40% to 42% readings seen more commonly in the weeks prior.

Longer term, Obama's weekly average approval rating remains depressed relative to the 45% to 50% readings seen for much of the first half of 2011. His rating had previously dropped to 43% in April before rebounding in early May, to 51%, on the news that American forces had killed Osama bin Laden. His weekly approval rating remained high throughout May, but then gradually decreased in June and July before first reaching his term low of 40% in August.

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Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Shows Marked Improvement

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Just like the bad polls, this really means little this far out, but it's nice to see what the White House has been trying to do is actually working. Keep it up.

A new national poll out from Quinnipiac University shows an improving picture for President Obama, who has boosted his standing on a number of fronts. His approval rating runs almost even nationally, up from a negative 41 - 55 split a month ago, and he is stronger in matchups with all his major GOP rivals.

“President Barack Obama seems to be improving in voters’ eyes almost across-the-board,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a release. “He scores big gains among the groups with whom he has had the most problems - whites and men. Women also shift from a five-point negative to a four-point positive.”

The President leads all his possible GOP challengers outside the poll’s margin of error. He bests former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney by a 47 - 42 margin and Texas Gov. Rick Perry 52 - 36, while out ahead of businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by double digits as well. All tallies are improvements from a month ago for Obama. Romney is the only GOP candidate that pulls more support from independent voters than Obama, although Cain comes within one point. The key against Romney is female voters — Obama gets 50 percent against Romney’s 38, while they evenly split males.

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Poll: U.S. voters prefer local government

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I'm surprised that any government get a favorable rating these days.

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. voters tend to have the most appreciation for the government closest to them, a poll released Thursday said.

The survey by Rasmussen Reports found 33 percent of those polled say local government does the best job and 23 percent picked the state government. Only 15 percent said the federal government was the most competent, and 29 percent were not sure.

The poll found half of respondents say the federal government has too much influence over the states. Another 26 percent said the balance is about right, 13 percent said the federal government should have more influence and another 13 percent were unsure.

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Obama Job Approval 50% or Higher in 16 States and D.C.

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Okay, I'm a staunch supporter of PBO, and I'm not sure I'd give him that high of a rating.

PRINCETON, NJ -- Residents of 16 states and the District of Columbia gave President Obama approval ratings of 50% or higher during the first half of 2011, led by the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Maryland, and Delaware. Idaho residents had the least positive appraisal of his performance, with 27% approving.

These results are based on aggregated Gallup Daily tracking data from January through June, consisting of nearly 90,000 interviews nationally. Obama averaged 47% approval on a nationwide basis during this time. Each state's data is weighted so it is demographically representative of the state's population. The full data for each state can be found on page 2 of this report.

Obama's support is greatest in the East, with 8 of his 10 highest approval ratings occurring in states located in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic region of the country. The 2 non-Eastern states ranking among the 10 highest are Obama's home states of Hawaii and Illinois.

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