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July 3, 2012
Obama leads by 2 -- Americans split on healthcare law -- Hispanic voters -- Tuesday trivia
YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE
OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 47%
(no change from yesterday; down 2 from a week ago)
PRESIDENTIAL NATIONWIDE: CLARUS AVERAGE*
Obama over Romney +2
(among adults nationwide)
"As you may know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?"
"Which comes closer to your view? Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the health care law, opponents of the law should -- ?"
Continue trying to block the law from being implemented 38%
Stop their efforts to block the law and move on to other national problems 56%
HISPANICS: PARTY IDENTIFICATION***
(among registered voters)
After probing independents for party leaning:
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died the same day, July 4, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. What other President died on July 4th -- and which President was born on July 4th?
(see answer below)
Presidential job rating: average of the three most recently reported nationwide polls.
* Average based on the three most recently released nationwide polls: CNN/ORC, Gallup, Rasmussen.
** Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, June 28-30.
*** USA Today/Gallup, April 16-May 31.
TUESDAY TRIVIA ANSWER:
The 5th President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831--five years to the day after Adams and Jefferson died. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4th, 1872.