Obama Viewed as Doing Better than GOP Leaders in Explaining Vision

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

09/27/2010 - With just over a month to go before the midterm elections, the public by a wide margin says Barack Obama has done a better job than Republican congressional leaders in explaining his plans and vision for the country.

Half (50%) of the public says Obama has done a better job, compared with just 28% who say GOP leaders have done better in laying out their plans and vision, according to the latest Pew Research/National Journal Congressional Connection poll, sponsored by SHRM, conducted September 23-26 among 1,010 adults.

The poll also finds that the public remains highly critical of Congress, though they judge their own lawmaker’s performance less harshly. Obama’s job performance ratings remain better than those for Congress, but are little changed since June. The public also continues to show limited confidence in the government in Washington to make progress over the next year on the most important problems facing the country.

Read the full report Obama Viewed as Doing Better than GOP Leaders in Explaining Vision on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press' Web site.

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