Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone December 7-11 2011, among a random national sample of 1,012 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (INSERT)? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

a. Barack Obama

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/11/11         48       23         25      49       16         33        3
   Dem           82       48         34      17        9          8        1  
   Ind           44       14         30      52       18         35        4    
   Rep           15        7          8      82       21         61        3    
9/18/11          47       22         25      46       15         31        7  
4/17/11          52       33         20      45       13         32        2
4/25/10          57       37         21      41       12         29        2
1/15/10          58       38         20      40       13         27        2
11/15/09         61       39         21      38       11         27        1
9/12/09          63       40         23      35       12         24        2
4/24/09          72       46         26      26       11         15        2
1/16/09          79       50         29      18        9          9        3
11/2/08   LV     63       47         16      33        7         26        4
10/23/08  LV     63       47         16      34        7         27        3
10/11/08  RV     64       44         20      33       12         21        3
9/7/08    RV     58       35         23      36       12         24        7
8/22/08   RV     62       37         25      34       13         21        4
6/15/08          63       35         28      33       12         21        4
4/13/08          56       28         28      39       14         25        5
1/12/08          63       31         32      30       14         16        7
11/1/07          51       21         30      36       16         20       13  
2/25/07          53       21         33      30       16         14       16
1/19/07          45       NA         NA      29       NA         NA       25 
12/11/06         44       21         22      23       17          6       33

b. Newt Gingrich

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/11/11         35       12         23      48       21         27        18
   Dem           18        7         11      70       24         46        12
   Ind           33        9         24      48       22         25        20  
   Rep           60       25         35      28       18         10        12 
11/27/11         35       11         24      42       18         24        23
11/13/11         32       10         21      43       21         21        26
11/1/98          34       NA         NA      58       NA         NA         9
9/13/98          35                          45                            21
8/21/98          34                          46                            19
7/12/98          31                          47                            22
5/12/98          34                          53                            13
4/4/98           34                          43                            23
1/31/98          27                          46                            27
1/30/98          27                          46                            27
1/19/98          32                          49                            19
9/10/97          26                          52                            22
4/24/97          23                          59                            18
9/4/96*          26                          55                            19
6/30/96          25                          57                            18
10/30/95         29                          45                            26
7/17/95          34                          46                            20
6/8/95           32                          51                            18
3/19/95          31                          46                            23
*Among registered voters

c. The direction of the US economy

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/11/11         23        6         18      74       23         51         3
   Dem           34       10         23      65       30         35         2
   Ind           22        4         18      76       20         56         2 
   Rep           16        2         14      84       22         62         1   

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