President Obama’s approval ratings have moved up while those of Republicans in Congress continue to slide. But on the major issue of the day — the economy — about as many trust the Republicans as Obama. Read related article.

SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 15 to 18, 2011,among a random sample of 1,005 adults. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York | The Washington Post/ABC News poll December 19, 2011
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