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37% Give Obama Positive Marks on Economic Issues

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Voter ratings for the president’s performance on economic issues remains relatively steady despite last Friday’s disappointing government report on job creation. Voters also hold consistent views on the president’s leadership and handling of national security issues.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely Voters nationwide offer President Obama good or excellent marks on his handling of economic issues, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Forty-eight percent (48%) say the president is doing a poor job handling these issues. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Two surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide were conducted on May 4-5 and 8-9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for each survey 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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