Friday, November 05, 2010
Most voters are not confident that President Obama can work with the new Republican majority in the House to do what’s best for the American people.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters taken following the president’s first post-election press conference finds that 43% are at least somewhat confident that Obama can work with the new GOP-run House to do what’s best, with 25% who are Very Confident.
But 56% of voters lack that confidence, including 24% who are Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Nearly three-out-of-four voters (73%) in the president’s political party are confident the two can work together for what’s best for the American people. Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans and 61% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree.
The president plans to meet with senior congressional Republicans and Democrats to see if they can find common ground.
The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 3-4, 2010 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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