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Questions - Opposition to Obama and Appointees - November 19-20, 2013

24% Believe Obama Opponents Driven By Racism
55% Say Senate Should Allow Yes-or-No Vote on All Presidential Nominees
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted November 19-20, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Has the media treated President Obama better or worse than it’s treated most prior presidents? Or has the media coverage been about the same?

2* Think for a moment about people who oppose President Obama's policies. Do people oppose the president’s policies primarily because they believe the policies are bad or is their opposition due to racism?

3*  How would you rate the way the president has handled racial issues during his time in the White House – excellent, good, fair or poor?

4* Suppose the president nominates someone to serve as a judge or in a government position who is legally and professionally qualified for the job. Is it fair for a U.S. senator to oppose that nominee because of disagreements over ideology or judicial philosophy?

5* Regardless of any disagreements, should every presidential nominee be the subject of a simple yes-or-no vote in the Senate?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence