Wide support for striking ISIS, but weak approval for Obama

In this poll:

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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 international affairs?

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 approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling immigration issues?

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

No opinion

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

No opinion

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

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in Congress is handling his or her job?

No opinion

Q: I am going to mention four phrases and ask you which one best describes how you feel about the way the federal government works. Do you feel enthusiastic, satisfied but not enthusiastic, dissatisfied but not angry, or angry?

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: (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?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG VOTERS SUPPORTING DEMOCRATS) How enthusiastic are you about voting for the Democrat in your Congressional district this year?

Q: (AMONG VOTERS SUPPORTING REPUBLICANS) How enthusiastic are you about voting for the Republican in your Congressional district this year?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which of the following will be the single most important issue in your vote for Congress - (the economy and jobs), (international conflicts), (health care), (the way things are working in Washington), (immigration) or something else?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Will one reason for your vote for Congress be to express (support for) Obama, to express (opposition to) Obama, or is Obama not a factor in your choice?

Q: (IF CERTAIN TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER) As you know, this is a midterm election, with no presidential contest. Is voting in midterm elections something you do always, nearly always, usually, or just sometimes?

Q: Just your best guess - do you think the Republican Party will take control of the U.S. Senate in the November election, or not?

No opinion

Q: If control of the Senate switched from the Democrats to the Republicans after November's election, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing, or wouldn't it make any difference?

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?

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

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

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think better represents your own personal values?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think is more concerned with the needs of people like you?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having?

Q: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you think has better ideas about the right size and role of the federal government?

Q: Overall do you think Obama has done more to (unite the country), or has done more to (divide the country)?

No opinion

Q: Overall do you think Republicans in Congress have done more to (unite the country), or have done more to (divide the country)?

No opinion

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: He is a strong leader?

No opinion

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

No opinion

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

No opinion

Q: Overall, in handling the U.S. role in international affairs, do you feel that Obama has been too (cautious), too (aggressive), or about right?

Q: Specifically in terms of Dealing with the situation involving Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Syria, do you feel that Obama has been too (cautious), too (aggressive), or has he handled this about right?

Q: Specifically in terms of Dealing with the situation involving Russia and Ukraine, do you feel that Obama has been too (cautious), too (aggressive), or has he handled this about right?

Q: On balance, do you feel that Obama's presidency so far has been more of a (success) or more of a (failure)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

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

Q: In terms of your own personal experience, do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover?

No opinion

Q: In terms of your own personal experience, do you feel the economy has or has not begun to recover? (IF BEGUN TO RECOVER:) Do you think the economy's recovery so far has been a strong one or a weak one? (Results based on total)

Q: All in all, do you think America's best days are ahead of it, or behind it? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat

No opinion

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

No opinion

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? (IF DO NOT SUPPORT LAW:) Which of these is your preference: (Repeal the health care law), or (let the health care law go ahead and see how it works)?

Q: As you may know, a group of Sunni insurgents called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria. How much, if at all, do you see ISIS as a threat to the vital interests of the United States?

Q: Do you support or oppose U.S. air strikes against the Sunni insurgents in Iraq?

No opinion

Q: Do you support or oppose Expanding U.S. air strikes against the Sunni insurgents into Syria?

No opinion

Q: Do you support or oppose the United States providing arms and ammunition to the Kurdish military forces, who are opposing the Sunni insurgents in Iraq?

No opinion

Q: Do you think undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States should or should not be given the right to live and work here legally?

No opinion

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: If Congress does not act to address the immigration issue, do you think Obama should or should not take action on his own through executive orders?

No opinion