Post-ABC poll: December Monthly

Poll Questions

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

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

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling Implementation of the new health care law?

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

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

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

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

Q: Overall, who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Overall, who do you trust to do a better job handling implementation of the new health care law - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Q: Overall, who do you trust to do a better job protecting the middle class - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

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: As you may know, (Democratic) and (Republican) leaders in Congress have agreed on a plan to finance the federal government through September 2015. Given what you know about it, would you say that you approve or disapprove of the agreement they’ve reached?

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

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: He is honest and trustworthy.

Q: Who do you think is more responsible for the country's current economic problems - (Barack Obama) or (George W. Bush)?

Q: Do you think the country's (economic recession is over), or do you think the (economy is still in a recession)?

Q: Regardless of whether or not the recession is over, in terms of your own personal experience, do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover? (IF ECONOMY HAS BEGUN TO RECOVER) Do you think the economy's recovery so far has been a strong one or a weak one? (Results based on all respondents)

Q: Do you think the federal government should or should not pursue policies that try to reduce the gap between wealthy and less well-off Americans?

Q: Do you think federal government policies currently do more to favor (less well-off Americans) or more to favor (the wealthy)?

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

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: (IF INSURED) Do you think Your health insurance coverage 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: 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?

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)?

Q: Do you think these problems are serious enough that the government should delay the requirement that all individuals have health insurance, or should this requirement proceed on schedule?

Q: Some people say (the minimum wage should be raised to help low-income workers get by.) Others say (raising the minimum wage will lead some businesses to cut jobs.) Given these arguments, do you support or oppose raising the minimum wage?

Q: The minimum wage in this country is now seven dollars and 25 cents an hour. What do you think it should be?

Q: On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting, or not?

Q: In the year ahead, would you rather have the United States (remove all U.S forces from Afghanistan), or (remove most U.S. forces from Afghanistan but keep some there for training and anti-insurgency operations)?

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

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