Post-ABC poll: Washington leaders start year in weak position

In this poll:

Click "detailed view" to see interactive results by political and demographic groups (i.e. Registered voters, Democrats, ages 18-39).

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 approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling Implementation of the new health care law?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling The threat of terrorism?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling The situation with Iran? (half sample)

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling The situation with Syria? (half sample)

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

No opinion

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 honest and trustworthy.

No opinion

Q: How much confidence do you have in Obama to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

No opinion

Q: How much confidence do you have in The Republicans in Congress to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

No opinion

Q: How much confidence do you have in The Democrats in Congress to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

No opinion

Q: Obama has called for limits on surveillance activities by the NSA. Given what you've heard or read about it, do you think the steps he's proposed (go too far) in limiting NSA surveillance, (don't go far enough), or are about right?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling The economy?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Health care?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Immigration issues?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling The federal budget deficit?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Helping the middle class?

Q: Regardless of your other political views, overall which party do you think has better ideas about the right size and role of the federal government - the (Democratic Party) or the (Republican Party)?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think better represents your own personal values?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think is more concerned with the needs of people like you?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having?

Q: Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of abortion, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

Q: Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of gay marriage, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

Q: Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of gun control, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

Q: Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of whether or not to raise the minimum wage, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

Q: Presidents have the power in some cases to bypass Congress and take action by executive order to accomplish their administration's goals. Is this approach something you...?

No opinion

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

No opinion

Q: Congress is considering whether or not again to extend the period in which people who've lost their jobs can get unemployment benefits. Do you think Congress should or should not approve another extension of unemployment benefits?

No opinion

Q: Do you think undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States should or should not be given the right to live and work here legally?

No opinion

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., would that make you more likely to (vote for), (vote against) that candidate or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system?

No opinion

Q: (ASKED IF DO NOT SUPPORT HEALTH CARE LAW) Which of these is your preference: (Repeal the health care law), or (let the health care law go ahead and see how it works)? (RESULTS BASED ON TOTAL SAMPLE)

Q: You may have heard about problems with the federal government website where people who don't have health insurance are supposed to sign up for it. Given what you've heard, do you think this website is now working as it should, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the problems with the healthcare-dot-gov website are (an isolated incident) or do you think they are (a sign of broader problems in implementing the health care law)?

No opinion

Q: Thinking about the next election in November, 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: If 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?

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The economy?

No opinion

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The new federal health care law?

No opinion

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. Immigration issues?

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The federal budget deficit?

No opinion

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. The way Washington is working?

No opinion

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for Congress this year. Social issues such as gay marriage and abortion?

No opinion

Q: Will one reason for your vote for Congress be to express (support for) Obama, to express (opposition to) Obama, or is Obama not a factor in your choice?

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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