State of the Country
29% Right Direction, 62% Wrong Track (chart)
Obama Job Approval
45% Approve, 46% Disapprove (chart)
32% Democrat, 20% Republican, 48% independent (chart)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scored the highest favorability rating on a list of prominent officials and politicians, followed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a potential Republican presidential contender, and General David Petraeus.
At the bottom of the list were conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh with the lowest favorability rating, followed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In 2012 wooing the independent voter is going to be important for candidates with 19 percent of Americans identifying themselves as independents.