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Rating President Obama As A Leader

Voters Think Obama Getting Tougher With His Opponents

Friday, January 30, 2015

While voters are more confident in the economy and the direction of the country, attitudes about the quality of President Obama's leadership remain basically unchanged. Voters do recognize, though, that the president is getting more confrontational with his political opponents.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president is doing a good or excellent job. This is up five points from the three-year low found in November,  but  his positives have generally run in the mid-40s in monthly surveys since he took office. Forty-one percent (41%) now say the president is doing a poor job, in line with findings for the past three years. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 27-28, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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