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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