Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20804
 
1Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Approve44%38%49%43%54%41%28%49%36%22%78%73%**43%48%48%42%11%79%38%17%58%71%64%30%38%
Disapprove52%57%47%46%45%58%70%46%63%74%21%13%**53%47%44%56%89%19%53%82%35%27%31%66%60%
Not Sure4%4%4%10%1%0%2%6%1%4%1%14%**4%5%8%2%1%1%9%1%7%2%5%5%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
2Do you approve or disapprove of the job being done by the Democrats in Congress?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Approve39%33%44%33%51%39%25%42%34%20%71%52%**37%45%40%38%10%75%28%17%51%63%55%28%33%
Disapprove52%58%47%44%45%61%73%44%65%74%20%19%**53%49%42%57%85%22%54%79%38%27%33%67%57%
Not Sure9%9%9%23%5%0%2%14%1%7%9%29%**10%6%18%5%5%2%18%5%11%10%12%5%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
3Do you approve or disapprove of the job being done by the Republicans in Congress?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Approve22%23%20%21%16%24%32%18%27%29%6%29%**23%18%14%25%51%8%12%39%13%8%18%29%18%
Disapprove67%66%69%56%79%75%57%67%68%62%81%55%**66%72%64%69%37%83%77%49%76%87%72%62%68%
Not Sure11%11%11%23%5%2%10%14%5%9%13%15%**10%10%22%6%12%9%11%12%11%5%10%9%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
4Are you well informed? Or not well informed? .... about the Affordable Care Act, that some people refer to as Obamacare?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Well Informed68%72%64%70%71%65%61%71%63%64%69%91%**70%60%74%65%64%76%65%74%67%62%75%62%67%
Not Well Informed29%25%33%27%27%32%35%27%33%33%27%5%**28%36%21%33%34%20%33%26%31%27%23%35%29%
Not Sure3%2%4%3%2%3%4%3%3%3%4%4%**2%4%5%2%2%5%3%1%2%11%2%2%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
5Do you support the Affordable Care Act? Do you oppose it? Or do you not know enough to have an opinion?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Support38%37%39%41%42%38%23%42%32%26%57%49%**39%39%45%35%10%69%33%20%48%65%56%25%33%
Oppose45%51%39%42%39%47%60%41%52%59%22%37%**43%45%42%46%79%12%48%71%30%16%32%55%47%
Don't Know Enough17%12%22%16%19%15%17%18%16%16%21%14%**18%15%13%19%12%20%19%9%22%18%12%19%20%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
6How closely are you following news stories about the Federal Government shutdown? Very closely? Somewhat closely? Not very closely? Or not at all closely?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Very53%51%55%37%57%62%65%47%63%54%50%66%**59%40%40%59%52%61%48%61%50%53%55%46%59%
Somewhat39%40%38%55%34%33%23%45%29%38%43%25%**33%54%51%34%43%33%41%31%43%40%35%45%37%
Not Very6%8%4%4%8%4%8%6%5%5%5%9%**6%6%9%5%5%4%9%7%6%6%10%5%3%
Not At All1%0%2%3%0%1%1%1%1%2%0%0%**1%0%0%2%0%0%3%0%2%1%0%3%0%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%3%0%1%0%1%0%**0%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
7Who is most responsible for the Federal Government shutdown? President Obama? Or Republicans in Congress?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
President Obama33%38%28%23%26%41%52%25%46%44%14%10%**37%21%12%41%65%9%28%62%16%13%20%45%32%
Republicans In Congress45%37%52%42%52%48%28%47%40%28%74%51%**45%48%39%47%9%78%43%21%57%74%60%31%43%
Both21%24%18%32%20%10%14%26%11%26%8%38%**16%31%48%9%24%11%26%16%27%7%18%23%21%
Neither1%1%1%0%0%1%4%0%2%1%1%0%**1%0%0%1%1%2%0%1%0%1%1%1%1%
Not Sure1%1%2%2%1%0%2%2%1%1%2%0%**2%0%1%1%0%0%2%0%1%5%1%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
8Will the government shutdown have a major impact? A minor impact? Or no impact at all on you personally?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Major34%30%37%34%35%40%24%34%34%30%41%29%**36%32%32%35%31%41%31%27%34%49%34%28%40%
Minor43%46%40%51%32%40%52%42%45%48%34%37%**41%43%39%45%44%36%48%50%40%31%45%41%43%
No Impact17%18%16%8%25%18%19%16%18%17%15%31%**19%14%22%15%20%13%19%19%18%12%19%18%14%
Not Sure6%5%7%7%8%2%6%7%4%4%10%4%**4%11%7%6%5%10%3%4%7%8%2%12%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
9Is it worth shutting down the US Government to delay for one year the start of Obama care? Or is it not worth shutting down the US Government?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Worth It33%40%27%29%29%33%53%29%41%41%20%20%**36%27%27%36%54%21%29%57%22%13%25%36%39%
Not Worth It53%47%58%51%62%53%39%56%48%47%66%53%**53%55%56%51%32%65%59%31%65%71%64%47%48%
Not Sure14%13%15%20%9%14%8%15%12%12%14%27%**11%18%17%13%13%14%13%12%13%16%11%17%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
10Is it worth shutting down the US government to repeal certain portions of Obama care? Or is it not worth shutting down the US Government?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceInsured?Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Worth It39%48%31%36%33%40%55%35%46%48%23%41%**41%36%35%41%69%15%38%68%27%14%27%46%45%
Not Worth It53%48%57%54%60%52%35%57%45%47%60%57%**53%50%54%52%25%72%56%28%64%76%67%47%43%
Not Sure8%4%13%9%7%8%10%8%9%5%17%1%**6%14%11%7%6%13%6%4%9%10%6%8%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%30%23%15%62%38%59%29%7%5%73%24%30%70%29%33%38%35%46%14%34%34%32%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.