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54% of Likely Voters Believe Obama is Working Hard to Fulfill Progressive Campaign Causes

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UTICA, New York - A year after the election of President Barack Obama, more than half of likely voters surveyed (54%) believe President Obama is making gains on the progressive causes he touted during his campaign, while 22% say he has abandoned many of those causes now that he is President, a new Zogby-ScoopDaily interactive survey shows.   

Half of First GlobalTM likely voters (50%) believe President Obama is working hard for progressive causes.  First GlobalsTM represent the generation of Americans born between 1979 and 1990.  The belief that the President has abandoned much of his progressive agenda is slightly greater among those age 18-24 (30%), and slightly less (22%) among First GlobalsTM - two separate demographics of young voters. Older voters are less likely to feel this way - 21% of those age 65 and older believe the President has abandoned many of his progressive causes, while 60% think he is working as hard as he can to achieve progressive goals.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your opinion...

Likely

Voters

First GlobalsTM

Republicans

Democrats

Independents

Statement A: I believe President Obama is abandoning many of the progressive causes he championed during his campaign for office.

22%

22%

26%

17%

25%

Statement B: I believe President Obama is

working as hard as he can to fulfill many of the progressive causes he championed during his campaign.

54%

50%

43%

67%

47%

Neither

22%

25%

29%

13%

26%

Not sure

3%

3%

3%

4%

3%

 

Note: Some totals may not equal 100% due to rounding

*First GlobalsTM  represent the generation of Americans born between 1979 and 1990

Among likely voters of all ages who voted for Obama in 2008, more than two-thirds (68%) believe he is working hard for the progressive causes he embraced leading up to the election, but 17% of Obama voters believe he has abandoned many of those causes. Democrats and liberal voters show very similar results.  One in four Republicans (26%) and political independents (25%) views Obama as having given up on his progressive agenda. 

The interactive survey of 3,544 likely voters nationwide was conducted Oct. 23-26, 2009, and carries a margin of error of +/- 1.7%. The survey was commissioned by ScoopDaily.

Please click the link below to view the news release on our new website:
http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1762


 

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