Obama approval weak as Democrats face midterm challenge

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 the situation involving Russia and Ukraine?

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 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: (IF WRONG TRACK) Who do you mainly blame for that – (Obama and the Democrats in Congress), (the Republicans in Congress), or both equally? (RESULTS BASED ON ALL RESPONDENTS)

Q: Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

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

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

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

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

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

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Issues that are especially important to women? (half sample)

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 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 whether or not to raise the minimum wage, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

Q: Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of global warming, also known as climate change, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?

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

Q: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Compared to when it began, would you say the implementation of the health care law is going much better than you expected, somewhat better, somewhat worse or much worse than you expected?

Q: Do you think the overall health care system in this country is getting (better) as a result of these changes to the health care system, getting (worse), or is about the same?

Q: Do you think the quality of the health care you receive is getting (better) as a result of these changes to the health care system, getting (worse), or is about the same?

Q: Do you think Your health care costs (are increasing) as a result of these changes to the health care system, (are decreasing), or are remaining about the same?

Q: Do you think The overall costs of health care in this country (are increasing) as a result of these changes to the health care system, (are decreasing), or are remaining about the same?

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: Do you think most of the Democrats in Congress deserve to be re-elected, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you think most of the Republicans in Congress deserve to be re-elected, or not?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the Congressional election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

Q: (Among registered voters) 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: (Among registered voters) Do you think it's more important (to have the Democrats in charge of Congress, to help support Obama's policies), or (to have the Republicans in charge of Congress, to act as a check on Obama's policies)?

No opinion

Q: Do you think that voting for president does or does not directly impact what happens in this country?

No opinion

Q: Do you think that voting for candidates for U.S. Congress does or does not directly impact what happens in this country?

No opinion

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

 
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