52% Favor Obama’s Policies
Even though 56% have a negative view of our political system–
Fifty-two percent have a favorable opinion of the policies he’ll pursue in his second term, while 43 percent see them unfavorably. That’s similar to the 51-45 percent optimism-pessimism rating Americans gave the expected policies of George W. Bush heading into his second term.
Intensity of sentiment in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, also is better for the president…roughly twice as many see Obama’s plans strongly positively as say the same of the GOP’s plans and the political system overall, 30 percent vs. 14 and 16 percent, respectively.