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SurveyUSA released a 600 sample poll of “adults” on December 18th taken in Missouri from December 11th through the 13th. The margin of error is 4.1%. The poll was sponsored by KCTV in Kansas City.

President Obama’s overall approval numbers have improved when compared to the November survey (there was no October release from SurveyUSA). And the December numbers are similar, though slightly better than, the September survey.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?


45% – approve

52% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Democrats [36% of sample]

75% – approve

22% – disapprove

3% – not sure

republicans [29% of sample]

11% – approve

86% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Independents [28% of sample]

46% – approve

52% – disapprove

3% – not sure

The numbers among Democrats (generally very good) and republicans have remained relatively unchanged. The percentage of self-identified Democrats in this sample (36%) is significantly higher than the percentage (30%) in the November poll. There has been a significant improvement in approval among “Independents” and, as a result, there is a corresponding improvement in President Obama’s overall numbers. It is possible that the November poll numbers were an outlier.