Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone May 2 to 6 2012, among a random national sample of 1,006 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 and a four point error margin for the sample of 821 registered voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

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


a. the Obama administrationís economic stimulus program

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
5/6/12           47       18         29      48       17         31         5
5/6/12  RV       47       19         27      49       15         34         5

b. the Obama administrationís loans to the U.S. auto industry

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
5/6/12           50       23         27      43       16         26         7
5/6/12  RV       49       24         25      44       15         29         7

c. the Obama administrationís increased regulation of financial institutions

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
5/6/12           49       21         29      44       18         26         7
5/6/12  RV       48       22         26      45       16         29         7

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