06/11/2010 09:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US: National Survey (Fox 6/8-9)

Fox News / Opinion Dynamics
6/8-9/10; 900 registered voters, 3% margin of error
373 Democrats, 5% margin of error
305 Republicans, 5% margin of error
165 independents, 8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Oil Release)
Update: Generic Ballot


Congressional Job Approval
22% Approve, 69% Disapprove (chart)

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
41% Democrat, 38% Republican (chart)

Obama Job Approval
46% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 79 / 13 (chart)
Reps: 13 / 81 (chart)
Inds: 38 / 48 (chart)

"Do you favor or oppose increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas?"
44% Favor, 48% Oppose

"Do you approve or disapprove of how the Obama administration is dealing with the oil spill in the gulf coast?"
38% Approve, 51% Disapprove

"Do you approve or disapprove of how British Petroleum or BP, the oil company in charge of the oil rig, is dealing with the oil spill in the gulf

13% Approve, 79% Disapprove

"Do you think President Obama is spending too much time, too little time, or about the right amount of time on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?"
4% too much, 40% too little, 45% right amount

"Which one of the following groups do you think is most responsible for the oil spill?"
58% "The oil company British Petroleum for not being prepared for a leak"
7% "The federal government for allowing offshore drilling in deep coastal waters"
10% "Environmental groups for opposing drilling on land and in shallow waters closer to the shoreline"
8% "American consumers for relying on such large quantities of oil and gas"
10% All

Party ID
41% Democrat, 34% Republican, 18% independent (chart)