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October 08, 2009


Republicans Hammered in Public Opinion

A new Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama's approval rating holding steady at 50%, but finds Republicans get their lowest grades since Obama was elected on several measures:

  • Voters disapprove 64% to 25% of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job, with even 42% of Republican voters disapproving
  • Only 29% think Republicans on Capitol Hill are acting in good faith
  • Voters trust Obama more than Republicans 47% to 31% to handle health care
  • By a 53% to 25% margin, voters have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party
Said pollster Peter Brown: "Republicans are taking a public opinion pounding."

The poll also finds voters oppose President Obama's health care reform plan, 47% to 40%, but they do back specific features of it, including overwhelming support for a public insurance option.














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