55% Consider Obama Good or Excellent Leader
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Over half of voters now give President Obama positive marks for leadership, his highest ratings since the early months of his presidency.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Obama a good or excellent leader, the highest finding since May 2009. This is up three points from last month, which was the first time the finding passed the 50% mark since June 2009.
One-out-of-three (33%) rate Obama as a poor leader, unchanged from December which marked the lowest finding in over three years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 29-30, 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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