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39% Give Obama Positive Ratings on Economy, 41% Poor

Friday, May 10, 2013

Voters are still more confident in President Obama’s handling of national security than in how he's doing with the economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters rate Obama’s handling of national security issues as good or excellent, little changed in recent weeks but down from 52% at the beginning of the year. Thirty-three percent (33%) rate his performance as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 7-8, 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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