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CBS NEWS POLL

Assessing the Obama Presidency


January 13-16, 2017
Q27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has handled his job as president over the last eight years?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
62
29
92
59
36
68
8
38
2
3
*
3

Q28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has handled foreign policy during the last eight years?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

56
41
3

23
74
3

84
14
2

53
43
5

Q29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has handled the economy during the last eight years?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

60
38
2

29
69
2

90
10
*

55
42
3

Q31. Overall, what kind of president do you think Barack Obama has been -- a very good president, a good president, an
average president, or a poor president?
Very good
Good
Average
Poor
Don't know/No answer

30
25
24
21
*

7
14
33
46
1

56
29
11
4
-

23
28
29
20
*

Q32. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Barack
Obama yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

61
27
9
2
1

28
59
11
*
2

91
4
4
1
*

57
27
12
3
2

Jan14c
%
42
40
13
5
1

Q34. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Joe Biden yet
to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
53
30
79
47
18
40
2
18
11
14
7
12
17
16
12
22
1
1
1
1

Feb13a
%
32
31
17
19
1

Q35. Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about
Michelle Obama yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

65
17
11
7
1

Total Respondents

Unweighted
1,257

Republicans
Democrats
Independents

339
437
481

41
38
14
6
1

89
3
4
4
-

61
15
14
9
1

Weighted

317
416
524

Oct116e
52
20
14
12
2