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39% Give Obama Good or Excellent Marks for Deficit Reduction

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Voters remain closely divided when it comes to President Obama’s handling of issues related to economic fairness, but a plurality rates him poorly on deficit reduction.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% give the president poor marks for his handling of issues related to deficit reduction. Thirty-nine percent (39%) rate his performance in this area as good or excellent. These findings are generally unchanged from the previous two months.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 11-12, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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