October 2013 Post-ABC poll - Obama, Republicans and shutdown fallout

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: 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 your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in Congress is handling his or her job?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling negotiations over the federal budget?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way The Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the federal budget?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way The Democrats in Congress are handling negotiations over the federal budget?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress who are affiliated with the tea party political movement are handling negotiations over the federal budget?

No opinion

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Barack Obama?

No opinion

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of The Republican Party?

No opinion

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of The Democratic Party?

No opinion

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of The political movement known as the tea party?

No opinion

Q: How satisfied are you with the way this country's political system is working - would you say very satisfied, mostly satisfied, mostly dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

Q: I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

Q: Generally, do you think Obama is more interested in doing what's best for the country or what's best for himself politically?

No opinion

Q: Generally, do you think The Republicans in Congress are more interested in doing what's best for the country or what's best for themselves politically?

No opinion

Q: Generally, do you think The Democrats in Congress are more interested in doing what's best for the country or what's best for themselves politically?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government this month?

No opinion

Q: Who do you think was mainly responsible for the partial shutdown of the federal government - (Obama) or the (Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Were you personally inconvenienced by the partial shutdown of the federal government or not?

Q: Do you think the partial shutdown is an isolated incident, or a sign of broader problems in the political process in Washington? (IF BROADER PROBLEMS) Would you call these problems a crisis, serious but not a crisis, not so serious or not serious at all?

Q: Do you think the budget dispute in Washington has or has not damaged The United States' image in the world? (IF YES:) Is this serious damage, or damage, but not serious?

Q: Do you think the budget dispute in Washington has or has not damaged The morale of federal government employees? (IF YES:) Is this serious damage, or damage, but not serious?

Q: Do you think the budget dispute in Washington has or has not damaged The U.S. economy? (IF YES:) Is this serious damage, or damage, but not serious?

Q: Congress has agreed to end the government shutdown and raise the nation’s debt limit through early next year. This agreement drops Republican efforts to change the federal health care law and sets up a commission to negotiate budget issues. Overall, do you support or oppose this agreement?

No opinion

Q: When the current agreement runs out early next year, how confident are you that (Obama) and (the Republicans in Congress) will avoid another budget crisis over the debt limit?

No opinion

Q: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: When it comes to finding the right balance between cutting government spending that is not needed and continuing government spending that is needed, who do you trust to do a better job - Obama or the Republicans in Congress?

Q: Do you think an agreement between Obama and Republicans in Congress to reduce the federal budget deficit should include only spending cuts, or a combination of spending cuts and tax increases?

No opinion

Q: Some Republicans in Congress say reducing the federal deficit needs to be a part of an agreement to increase the debt ceiling in the future. Obama has said that increasing the debt ceiling should not be used as a tool in budget negotiations. Whose position do you agree with more, Obama's or that of some of the Republicans' in Congress?

Q: Thinking about the next election in November 2014, right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress, or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?

Q: the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district? Would you lean toward the (Democratic candidate) or toward the (Republ

Q: What's your view of the tea party political movement - would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?

No opinion

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

 
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