Friday, July 15, 2011
Voters continue to say President Obama is doing a better job on national security issues than economic issues, but his marks in both areas have improved slightly over the past several weeks.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 38% rate the president’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent, but 43% give him a poor rating in this area. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Positive marks for the president on the economy are up slightly from surveys conducted the past two weeks. His positive marks on the economy fell to 31% in mid-March, the lowest point since he took office. The president’s highest poor rating of 50% was last measured in October 2010.
The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2011 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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