January 2013 Post-ABC poll - Obama, Congress and spending cuts

Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?

No opinion

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

No opinion

Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the policies Obama will pursue in his second term in office?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are doing their job?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are doing their job?

No opinion

Q: Do you think Obama is doing too (much), too (little) or about the right amount to compromise with the Republican leaders in Congress on important issues?

Q: Do you think the Republican leaders in Congress are doing too (much), too (little) or about the right amount to compromise with Obama on important issues?

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: he understands the problems of people like you?

No opinion

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: He is a strong leader?

No opinion

Q: If Congress does not raise its borrowing limit in February, the federal government will have to default on its loans and/or shut down some of its operations. Some people say the borrowing limit should be raised only if spending cuts also are put in place. Others say the two issues should be kept separate. Do you think raising the borrowing limit should be tied to spending cuts, or should these be kept as separate issues?

No opinion

Q: (IF Tied to spending cuts) If Congress and the Obama administration do not agree on spending cuts, should the borrowing limit be raised anyway OR should the government default on its loans and/or shut down some of its operations? (Based on respondents saying borrowing limit should be "Tied to spending cuts")

No opinion

Q: Combined results: Should borrowing limit be tied to spending cuts/Should the borrowing limit be raised anyway if Congress and Obama do not agree on spending cuts (Based on all respondents)

Q: Who do you trust more to handle this issue - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 
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