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Rating President Obama on The Issues

Voters Still Rate Obama Poorly on Economic, National Security Matters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

President Obama's overall job approval ratings may have improved since Election Day,  but voter opinions of his handling of the economy and national security have not. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president is doing a good or excellent job dealing with economic matters, while 42% rate his performance in this area as poor. These findings have changed very little in weekly surveys for the past two-and-a-half years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 9-5% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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