November 12, 2013 - Obama Job Approval Drops To Lowest Point Ever, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Health Care Act Won't Improve Health Care, Voters Say
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American voters disapprove 54 - 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since he became president, as even women disapprove 51 - 40 percent, according to a national poll released today.

Today's results compare to a slight 49 - 45 percent disapproval October 1. President Obama's lowest score before today was a 55 - 41 percent disapproval in an October 6, 2011 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Today, disapproval is 58 - 37 percent among men, 91 - 6 percent among Republicans and 63 - 30 percent among independent voters. Democrats approve 79 - 14 percent. White voters disapprove 62 - 32 percent while black voters approve 75 - 15 percent and Hispanic voters disapprove by a slim 47 - 41 percent margin.

Voters in every income and age group disapprove of the job Obama is doing, with the biggest disapproval, 59 - 36 percent, among voters over 65 years old.

For the first time today, American voters say 52 - 44 percent that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. His previous lowest marks on honesty were May 30, when 49 percent of voters said he was honest and 47 percent said he wasn't.

"Like all new presidents, President Barack Obama had a honeymoon with American voters, with approval ratings in the high 50s. As the marriage wore on, he kept his job approval scores in the respectable, though not overwhelming, 40s. Today, for the first time it appears that 40 percent floor is cracking," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble. And any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble."

"President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George W. Bush at the same period of his Presidency," Malloy said.

American voters say 53 - 43 percent that the Obama Administration has not been competent running the government. By a similar 51 - 43 percent margin, voters say Obama is not paying enough attention to what his administration is doing.

Obama gets a positive 52 - 42 percent approval rating for handling terrorism, with negative grades for handling other issues"
  • 38 - 53 percent on foreign policy;
  • 35 - 53 percent on immigration;
  • 32 - 62 percent on the federal budget;
  • 36 - 60 percent on health care;
  • 38 - 59 percent on the economy.
Affordable Care Act

Only 19 percent of American voters say the quality of care they and their families receive will improve in the next year because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while 43 percent say it will get worse and 33 percent say ACA won't affect their health care.

Voters oppose the ACA 55 - 39 percent, with men opposed 59 - 37 percent and women opposed 51 - 41 percent.

American voters are divided 46 - 47 percent on whether Obama "knowingly deceived" the public when he said people could keep their existing health insurance plans if they wished.

Voters also support 73 - 20 percent extending the March 31, 2014 deadline for signing up for coverage without facing a penalty.

"President Obama's misstatement, 'If you like your health plan, you can keep it,' left a bad taste with a lot of people. Nearly half of the voters, 46 percent, think he knowingly deceived them," Malloy said.

From November 6 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,545 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 1.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%     6%    79%    30%    37%    40%    32%    75%    41%
Disapprove           54     91     14     63     58     51     62     15     47
DK/NA                 7      4      6      7      5      9      6     10     12
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              73%    46%    12%    39%    40%    40%    36%    40%    40%    36%
Disapprove           18     47     84     52     55     56     54     51     56     59
DK/NA                 9      7      4      8      5      4     10      9      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (* High also 59% Mar 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 30  Jun 04  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2009*   2013
 
Approve              39      45      46      44      45      59      39
Disapprove           54      49      48      48      49      31      54
DK/NA                 7       6       6       8       6      10       7
 
 
5. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     3%     2%     3%     1%     2%     6%     2%
Smwht satisfied      19      6     36     16     20     19     16     37     23
Smwht dissatisfied   31     28     37     29     28     34     31     36     32
Very dissatisfied    47     65     22     53     49     45     51     21     42
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     2%     3%     2%     2%     4%     1%     1%     3%
Smwht satisfied      33     24      7     20     19     21     21     23     17     17
Smwht dissatisfied   35     37     24     33     31     30     31     35     31     27
Very dissatisfied    28     36     67     43     48     47     44     40     50     51
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 30  Dec 11  Nov 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2001    2008
 
Very satisfied        2       2       2       3       6      21       2
Smwht satisfied      19      23      26      28      26      47      14
Smwht dissatisfied   31      34      29      29      26      19      38
Very dissatisfied    47      41      41      40      42      10      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       -       1       3       2
 
 
19. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Almost all the time   2%     1%     5%     1%     2%     3%     2%     5%     3%
Most of the time     13      8     26      8     14     13     11     23     17
Some of the time     49     49     51     47     44     52     49     51     54
Hardly ever          35     41     17     43     39     30     37     18     26
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Almost all the time   6%     1%     1%     3%     1%     3%     4%     1%     3%     3%
Most of the time     23     16      6     14     15     14     16     13     12     14
Some of the time     47     55     43     47     48     54     46     50     50     46
Hardly ever          22     27     49     35     35     28     34     35     34     35
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1      -      2
 
TREND: How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever? (* Low also 15% May 2013)
                                                             ALMST+MOST....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Jul 12  May 30  Jul 22  Mar 24  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2010    2010    2013*
 
Almost all the time   2       3       2       3       2       2       2
Most of the time     13      14      14      12      16      17      13
Some of the time     49      51      46      47      50      50      49
Hardly ever          35      31      37      36      31      30      35
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
24. Would you say that Barack Obama - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    12%    86%    34%    41%    47%    37%    81%    51%
No                   52     86     12     60     55     49     59     16     49
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      4      4      4      3      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  75%    55%    17%    47%    42%    47%    43%    45%    45%    43%
No                   22     41     80     50     54     50     51     52     52     53
DK/NA                 3      4      3      4      4      2      5      3      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Jul 11  May 30  Sep 01  Jan 13  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2011    2013
 
Yes                  44      54      50      49      58      63      44
No                   52      41      44      47      37      31      52
DK/NA                 4       4       5       5       6       6       4
 
 
25. Would you say that Barack Obama - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  48%    19%    83%    40%    44%    51%    39%    80%    62%
No                   50     80     14     58     54     46     58     16     36
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      2      3      2      4      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  79%    54%    23%    52%    46%    44%    65%    51%    42%    38%
No                   19     43     76     46     52     55     33     46     57     59
DK/NA                 3      2      2      2      2      2      2      3      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Jul 11  May 30  Jul 11  Jan 13  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2010    2013
 
Yes                  48      53      52      53      59      66      48
No                   50      45      46      45      39      32      50
DK/NA                 2       3       3       2       3       2       2
 
 
26. Would you say that Barack Obama - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  49%    15%    89%    42%    47%    51%    42%    88%    51%
No                   48     82      9     55     52     45     55     11     47
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      2      4      3      1      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  83%    60%    19%    51%    49%    52%    51%    52%    48%    45%
No                   15     38     78     47     48     46     44     46     50     53
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      3      2      4      3      2      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Jul 11  May 30  Jul 11  Nov 12  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2008    2013
 
Yes                  49      54      52      53      56      70      49
No                   48      42      45      45      41      22      48
DK/NA                 3       3       3       3       3       7       3
 
 
Q27-32. Summary table - Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling ...?
                     App    Dis
 
Terrorism            52     42
Foreign policy       38     53
The economy          38     59
Health care          36     60
Immigration issues   35     53
The federal budget   32     62
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%     5%    79%    29%    37%    39%    30%    75%    47%
Disapprove           59     94     18     67     61     56     66     23     52
DK/NA                 3      1      3      5      2      4      4      2      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              71%    47%    11%    40%    36%    41%    37%    40%    39%    36%
Disapprove           25     50     87     57     62     56     60     57     59     59
DK/NA                 4      2      2      3      2      3      4      3      2      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy? (* Low also 32% Sep 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 01  Mar 04  Oct 06
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2009    2011*
 
Approve              38      44      42      41      41      57      32
Disapprove           59      52      54      55      53      33      64
DK/NA                 3       4       4       4       6      10       4
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - health care?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%     4%    75%    26%    34%    37%    28%    70%    42%
Disapprove           60     95     20     70     63     57     68     25     51
DK/NA                 4      1      5      4      3      6      4      5      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              71%    42%    10%    39%    33%    35%    40%    36%    34%    33%
Disapprove           23     54     89     56     64     62     56     59     62     62
DK/NA                 6      4      1      5      3      3      4      4      4      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care? (* Low also 35% Jan 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Jul 11  Feb 23  Mar 30  Mar 03  Jul 02  Feb 11
                     2013    2012    2012    2011    2011    2009    2010*
 
Approve              36      43      40      38      40       46      35
Disapprove           60      52      56      55      56       42      58
DK/NA                 4       5       5       7       4       13       6
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the federal budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%     4%    69%    23%    31%    33%    26%    65%    35%
Disapprove           62     95     21     72     65     59     70     23     57
DK/NA                 6      1     10      5      3      9      5     12      8
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              64%    36%    10%    34%    31%    34%    34%    31%    33%    31%
Disapprove           28     57     87     58     64     64     59     63     62     62
DK/NA                 7      7      2      8      5      3      7      6      5      7
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - immigration issues?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    11%    66%    29%    35%    35%    30%    61%    44%
Disapprove           53     82     19     59     55     51     59     25     52
DK/NA                12      7     15     12     10     14     12     14      4
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              66%    41%    13%    37%    35%    37%    39%    38%    35%    31%
Disapprove           22     46     79     50     56     55     49     50     56     55
DK/NA                11     13      8     13      9      8     11     12      9     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling immigration issues?
                     Nov 12  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              35      39      41      40
Disapprove           53      53      50      50
DK/NA                12       7       8      10
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - terrorism?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    29%    82%    46%    54%    50%    47%    82%    55%
Disapprove           42     67     12     48     43     41     46     13     38
DK/NA                 6      4      6      6      3      9      7      5      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              73%    64%    29%    52%    54%    56%    54%    54%    53%    47%
Disapprove           21     29     67     42     41     41     41     39     43     44
DK/NA                 6      7      4      7      6      4      5      7      4      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling terrorism? (* Post Bin Laden Death)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 01  May 05  Jan 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011*   2010
 
Approve              52      52      54      52      55      67      48
Disapprove           42      42      39      43      38      27      44
DK/NA                 6       6       6       6       8       7       8
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - foreign policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    10%    75%    30%    37%    40%    33%    72%    42%
Disapprove           53     84     15     60     58     48     59     16     45
DK/NA                 9      6     10      9      5     12      8     12     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              68%    48%    13%    39%    40%    41%    34%    41%    40%    38%
Disapprove           24     43     79     51     52     55     53     50     53     55
DK/NA                 9      9      7     10      8      4     13      9      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 01  Apr 29  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2009    2013
 
Approve              38      41      44      40      47      57      38
Disapprove           53      53      50      52      43      32      53
DK/NA                 9       7       6       8      10      11       9
 
 
33. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             1%     -      3%     -      1%     1%     -      4%     1%
Good                 21      8     39     17     22     20     18     34     27
Not so good          41     42     43     39     38     43     41     43     37
Poor                 36     50     15     44     37     35     40     18     35
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             3%     1%     -      2%     -      1%     -      1%     1%     1%
Good                 35     27      7     18     24     27     21     24     19     19
Not so good          41     46     37     41     42     40     44     40     41     40
Poor                 21     26     55     40     32     30     35     33     39     39
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXLNT+GOOD....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 30  Dec 10  Mar 04
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2003    2009
 
Excellent             1       -       1       2       2       3       -
Good                 21      23      25      27      24      37       3
Not so good          41      44      40      41      40      42      28
Poor                 36      31      33      30      34      16      68
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1       -
 
 
34. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               28%    12%    51%    22%    28%    27%    25%    47%    26%
Worse                31     46     13     34     28     34     33     20     35
The same             40     42     35     44     43     37     42     33     38
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               50%    33%    11%    25%    30%    36%    32%    27%    27%    26%
Worse                16     22     48     33     28     24     30     28     34     32
The same             33     44     41     41     41     39     37     45     38     41
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (* Low also 11% Sep 2011)
                                                             BETTER........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 30  Jan 18  Oct 06
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2011*
 
Better               28      31      34      35      34      36      11
Worse                31      24      25      22      25      20      44
The same             40      44      40      43      40      43      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       2       1
 
 
Q35-38. Summary table - Who do you trust to do a better job handling..., President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Obama  Reps in Congress
 
Health care          42     43
The economy          41     45
Immigration issues   40     41
The federal budget   40     45
 
 
35. Who do you trust to do a better job handling - the economy, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                41%     4%    85%    32%    38%    44%    34%    79%    50%
Reps in Congress     45     90      7     48     48     43     52     13     42
DK/NA                14      6      7     20     14     14     14      8      8
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                80%    49%    12%    45%    39%    41%    39%    42%    42%    40%
Reps in Congress     11     37     76     41     47     51     49     42     46     47
DK/NA                 9     14     12     14     14      9     12     15     12     14
 
TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress? (* Low also 41% Jul 2010, Jun 2011, Oct 2011)
                                                             OBAMA.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Aug 02  Jul 11  May 30  Nov 02  Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2013*
 
Obama                41      47      45      44      43      48      41
Reps in Congress     45      42      39      38      43      39      45
DK/NA                14      11      16      18      14      12      14
 
 
36. Who do you trust to do a better job handling - health care, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                42%     5%    86%    32%    39%    44%    34%    78%    49%
Reps in Congress     43     85      7     47     44     42     50     13     41
DK/NA                15     10      7     22     16     15     16      9     10
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                82%    50%    11%    44%    39%    43%    41%    44%    41%    40%
Reps in Congress     11     34     73     41     45     46     46     41     43     45
DK/NA                 7     16     16     15     16     11     13     15     16     15
 
TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress? (* Low also 42% Jan 2010, Mar 2010, Apr 2010)
                                                             BETTER PRES...
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 12  Oct 01  Mar 07  Feb 11  Mar 03  Jul 1   Nov 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2009    2013
 
Obama                42      47      46      48      46      53      42
Reps in Congress     43      38      41      40      43      33      43
DK/NA                15      15      13      12      12      14      15
 
 
37. Who do you trust to do a better job handling - the federal budget, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                40%     3%    85%    30%    38%    42%    33%    79%    46%
Reps in Congress     45     89      6     49     48     42     52      9     39
DK/NA                15      8      9     21     14     16     15     12     15
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                77%    48%    12%    43%    39%    40%    41%    40%    41%    39%
Reps in Congress     13     35     76     42     45     51     44     42     47     47
DK/NA                10     17     13     16     15      9     15     18     12     14
 
 
38. Who do you trust to do a better job handling - immigration issues, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                40%     8%    79%    32%    39%    42%    34%    70%    49%
Reps in Congress     41     79      9     43     45     38     48     16     31
DK/NA                19     13     12     24     17     21     18     14     20
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                75%    48%    13%    43%    39%    42%    41%    41%    43%    37%
Reps in Congress     13     32     69     39     43     43     42     39     43     42
DK/NA                11     20     18     19     18     15     17     21     15     21
 
TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress? (* immigration)
                     Nov 12  Mar 07  Feb 07
                     2013    2013*   2013*
 
Obama                40      45       46
Reps in Congress     41      40       41
DK/NA                19      15       13
 
 
39. Do you think that in general the Obama administration has been competent in running the government, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Competent        43%    11%    83%    35%    41%    46%    36%    79%    51%
No                   53     88     13     62     57     50     61     15     46
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      3      4      3      6      3
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Competent        78%    53%    15%    45%    43%    44%    47%    46%    42%    39%
No                   19     43     84     51     54     55     46     51     56     57
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      3      1      7      3      2      4
 
 
40. Do you think President Barack Obama is paying enough attention to what his administration is doing, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Paying attention 43%    18%    75%    35%    43%    43%    36%    76%    50%
No                   51     77     21     58     53     49     58     20     43
DK/NA                 6      4      5      7      4      8      6      4      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Paying attention 70%    48%    23%    42%    45%    46%    47%    45%    41%    39%
No                   25     45     73     51     50     50     46     48     54     57
DK/NA                 5      7      5      7      5      5      7      7      5      5
 
 
41. Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              39%     5%    81%    30%    37%    41%    32%    77%    44%
Oppose               55     93     13     63     59     51     63     18     50
DK/NA                 6      2      5      7      4      7      5      5      6
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              78%    47%    11%    41%    39%    42%    42%    40%    40%    37%
Oppose               17     47     87     52     59     54     51     56     56     57
DK/NA                 5      6      2      7      3      4      7      5      4      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                     Nov 12  Oct 01
                     2013    2013
 
Support              39      45
Oppose               55      47
DK/NA                 6       8
 
 
42. Do you believe that one year from now the quality of the healthcare that you and your family receive will be better because of the 2010 healthcare law, worse or will there be no difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               19%     2%    42%    13%    19%    19%    13%    49%    28%
Worse                43     77      7     49     43     42     49     10     43
No difference        33     19     46     33     34     32     34     34     22
DK/NA                 5      3      5      5      4      7      4      8      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               39%    21%     6%    25%    16%    13%    20%    18%    20%    19%
Worse                12     32     73     41     43     44     38     41     47     43
No difference        45     42     17     29     37     41     34     37     30     32
DK/NA                 4      5      3      6      4      2      8      4      4      6
 
 
43. Some people have suggested that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should resign because of the problems with the new health insurance exchange website. Do you think Kathleen Sebelius should resign or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Resign           37%    58%    14%    40%    43%    31%    41%    17%    33%
No                   50     31     73     47     48     52     47     70     49
DK/NA                13     11     13     13      9     17     12     13     18
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Resign           16%    30%    57%    33%    41%    39%    30%    31%    41%    45%
No                   74     56     32     51     51     53     53     54     50     42
DK/NA                10     14     11     17      8      8     17     15      9     13
 
 
44. The Obama administration has said that the website would be fixed by November 30. Do you believe the problems with the website will be fixed by November 30, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fixed            29%    10%    55%    22%    27%    31%    23%    56%    33%
No                   61     83     36     68     64     59     68     32     59
DK/NA                10      7      9     10      9     10      9     12      9
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Fixed            52%    31%    14%    32%    29%    27%    37%    33%    25%    23%
No                   40     58     79     58     63     63     51     58     69     65
DK/NA                 7     11      7      9      8     10     12      9      6     12
 
 
45. The deadline for signing up for coverage without facing a penalty is March 31, 2014. Would you support or oppose extending this deadline?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              73%    75%    73%    76%    72%    74%    74%    73%    78%
Oppose               20     20     22     17     22     19     20     21     16
DK/NA                 7      5      5      7      6      7      6      6      6
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              70%    74%    78%    74%    75%    70%    71%    73%    76%    73%
Oppose               24     20     17     19     21     25     21     21     21     18
DK/NA                 6      6      6      7      4      5      8      6      4      9
 
 
46. Do you think President Obama knowingly deceived the public when he said that if people liked their health insurance plans they would be able to keep them under the 2010 health care law or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deceived         46%    71%    17%    51%    50%    42%    49%    27%    45%
No                   47     24     74     42     44     49     44     62     47
DK/NA                 8      5      8      7      6      9      7     11      9
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deceived         21%    37%    71%    42%    50%    43%    49%    43%    47%    46%
No                   72     55     24     49     45     51     45     48     48     46
DK/NA                 7      8      5      9      5      5      7      9      5      8
 
 

Demographic Summary