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42% Give Obama Poor Marks for Leadership

Friday, December 20, 2013

Positive reviews of President Obama’s leadership fell again this month and now stand at their lowest level in two years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters now give Obama good or excellent marks for leadership. That's down a point from November, down 16 points from last December and his lowest positives since December 2011. Slightly more (42%) rate the president’s leadership as poor. That's down a bit from 44% last month which was the president's highest negative rating since September 2010.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 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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