Public approval in handling national issues of Obama and Congress 2011

The survey shows the public trust towards president Obama and the Republicans in the Congress regarding important national issues. The poll was done on November 3, 2011. 45 percent of the respondents trust Obama in handling the protection of the middle class, while 41 percent trust the Republicans in this issue.

Who do you trust to do a better job handling important national issues - Obama or the Republicans in Congress?

Handling the economyCreating jobsProtecting the middle class
Republicans in Congress42%40%41%
No opinion2%4%2%
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Release date

November 2011


United States

Survey time period

November 3, 2011

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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