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CBS NEWS POLL

Views of President Obama and the Nations Economy


December 9-13, 2016
Q1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
56
19
88
56
36
74
8
33
8
7
5
11

Oct16e
%
54
40
6

Q2. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously
gotten off on the wrong track?
Right direction
Wrong track
Don't know/No answer

29
63
8

21
73
6

34
58
8

30
61
9

35
61
3

Q3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

48
43
9

12
81
7

80
12
8

47
43
10

43
45
13

Q4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

55
41
4

18
79
3

86
11
3

55
39
5

52
42
6

Q5. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very
bad?
Very good
Fairly good
Fairly bad
Very bad
Don't know/No answer

9
46
27
16
2

2
29
41
25
3

15
63
15
7
1

8
45
27
18
2

7
46
26
20
2

Q6. Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
Better
Worse
Same
Don't know/No answer

36
16
46
2

28
19
52
1

46
13
39
2

33
17
48
1

26
30
43
1

Total Respondents
Republicans
Democrats
Independents

Unweighted
1,259
332
453
474

Weighted

341
410
507