- .the clarus edge
March 4, 2013
Personal finances -- Party ratings -- Exports and trade -- Top economic power
YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE
OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 49%
(no change from Friday; down 3 from a week ago)
Barack Obama 51%/46%
John Kerry 43%/34%
Marco Rubio 31%/19%
John Boehner 23%/41%
Chuck Hagel 17%/24%
Asked of voters nationwide: "For you and your family, does it feel like the economy is getting better or getting worse?"
Getting better 31%
Getting worse 55%
Asked of adults nationwide: "Do you think the Republican Party is/has ____ or not?"
Out of touch with the American people: 62%/33%
Too extreme: 52%/42%
Open to change: 39%/56%
Strong principles: 63%/30%
Looking out for the country's long-term future: 45%/50%
Asked of adults nationwide: "Do you think the Democratic Party is/has ____ or not?"
Out of touch with the American people: 46%/50%
Too extreme: 39%/56%
Open to change: 58%/38%
Strong principles: 57%/37%
Looking out for the country's long-term future: 51%/45%
LEADING ECONOMIC POWER***
Asked of U.S. adults nationwide: "Which one of the following do you think is the leading economic power in the world today--?"
United States 33%
European Union 3%
Asked of U.S. adults nationwide: "What do you think foreign trade means for America? Do you see foreign trade more as an opportunity for economic growth through increased U.S. exports or a threat to the economy from foreign imports?"
Growing through exports 57%
Threat from imports 35%
Presidential job rating average based on the two most recently reported nationwide polls.
* FOX News, Feb. 25-27
** Pew Research, Feb. 13-18
*** Gallup, Feb. 7-10