Improving views of the economy and a brighter national mood give President Obama a new lease on his second term, only two months after big Republican victories in the midterm elections. Obama’s approval rating is up 9 points since December. Ratings of the national economy and opinions of the country’s direction have improved even more sharply.
SOURCE: The Washington Post-ABC News poll.
NOTE: Percentages may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 12 to 15, 2015, among a random sample of 1,003 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on land lines and cellphones. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; the error margin is 5 points for questions asked of a half-sample of respondents. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. . Published Jan. 19, 2015.