12/07/2010 05:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

US-Obama Approval: 45% Approve, 46% Disapprove (Ipsos/Reuters 12/2-5)

Ipsos / Reuters
12/2-5/10; 1,028 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Toplines, Reuters story


State of the Country
29% Right Direction, 62% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
45% Approve, 46% Disapprove (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Hillary Clinton: 65 / 31 (chart)
Mike Huckabee: 43 / 27 (chart)
Barack Obama: 55 / 43 (chart)
Mitt Romney: 41 / 31 (chart)

Party ID
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.

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