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3/3: Obama Regains Majority in NYS


3/3: Obama Regains Majority in NYS

52% of registered voters in New York State think President Barack Obama is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  24% believe he is performing fairly well while 23% say he is doing a poor job.

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The president’s job approval rating has rebounded.  When The Marist Poll last asked about President Obama’s job performance in early February, Mr. Obama’s rating stood at 46% — his lowest approval rating in the state since taking office.  At that time, 27% thought the president was doing a fair job, and the same proportion reported he was performing poorly.

Whereas Mr. Obama’s rating slipped across the electorate in Marist’s previous poll, the improvement now occurs among non-enrolled voters.  56% currently approve of the president’s job performance.  This compares with 45% who thought that way early last month.  President Obama has also gotten a bump from his base.  72% of Democrats give the president above average grades while 65% did so in Marist’s February survey.  There has been little change, though, among Republicans.  22% report Mr. Obama is excelling while 21% said the same in February.

Table: Obama Approval Rating
Table: Obama Approval Rating Over Time in NYS

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Marist Poll Methodology

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  1. Craig McKinney

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    i go along with Obama on his health plan except for tort reform.I have spoken to a lot of doctors, who vehemently disagree with him as the absense of it forces them – in their opinions to force their patients to waste on unnecssary tests and catscans and MRIs. Perhaps you should poll doctors about tort reform.

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