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52% Rate Obama as a Good or Excellent Leader

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Most voters now consider President Obama a good or excellent leader.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate Obama that way, the highest finding since May 2009  and the first time that number has broken the 50% mark since June of that same year.  Just 33% rate the president’s leadership as poor, the least critical assessment since January 2011.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 2-3, 2012 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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