Monday, November 30, 2015

Most Important Issues And Job Approval Numbers

This information is from the latest YouGov Poll -- done between November 19th and 23rd of a random national sample of 2,000 adults, and has a 3.1 points margin of error.

In the top chart, respondents were asked to name the one most important issue for them in the next election. As usual, the economy was named by the most people, but after the Paris attacks, terrorism has now risen to tie the economy as the most important issue. Only one point behind was Social Security. The GOP had better be careful on Social Security, because the huge majority want to protect Social Security or enhance it -- not cut benefits or raise the retirement age.

This same poll also asked the respondents about their job approval of government. President Obama had the highest approval at 45%, while the entire Congress had the lowest at 13%. About 38% of the public approves of the job congressional Democrats are doing, while only 25% approve of the job congressional Republicans are doing. Americans are real happy with anyone in government right now, but they are a little less angry at Democrats than Republicans.

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