Behind the Numbers: obama

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Michelle Obama, Ann Romney both more popular than husbands

President Obama and Mitt Romney -- his likely competitor for the country’s top job -- have one thing in common: they are both less popular than their wives.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Poll watcher: Domestic policy prime in 2012

A slender 9 percent of Americans say President Obama should focus on foreign policy, while 81 percent prefer a domestic focus.

By Scott Clement  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Early exit poll: Obama hurting Dems nationally

Barack Obama is not on the ballot today, but he's affecting election outcomes across the country and appears to be hurting Democrats nationally,according to preliminary exit poll data. Thirty-seven percent say their vote was against President Obama, 24 percent say it was in favor of Obama, and 37 percent say...

By Kyle Dropp  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Obama bringing needed change?

At his news conference this morning, President Obama expressed frustration about not being "able to create a greater spirit of cooperation in Washington." It's a complaint shared by most Americans. Fewer today say the commander-in-chief has brought needed change than at any time in his presidency, according to the new...

By Kyle Dropp  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010

Poll: On economy, (still) more negatives than positives

Poll: For the first time since last fall, President Obama's handling of the economy merits a positive rating from half of adults, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008

Obama in Berlin

When Barack Obama speaks today at Berlin's Victory Column, he addresses a German public down on the United States but hopeful the presumptive Democratic nominee would improve the important transatlantic relationship. Americans too peg Obama as the contender who would do more to improve the image of the U.S. abroad,...

By Kyle Dropp  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)