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Rating President Obama on The Issues

Obama Still Stumbles on Fairness, Deficit Issues

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Obama began the year with a State of the Union address that focused on income inequality, but as the year draws to a close, voters still give the president mediocre marks for the job he's doing in the area of economic fairness.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 38% of Likely U.S. Voters voters think the president is doing a good or excellent job handling issues related to economic fairness. Forty-two percent (42%) rate Obama's performance in this area as poor. There's been little change in these numbers since the beginning of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 8-9, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

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