POLITICS
01/19/2012 08:15 am ET Updated Mar 20, 2012

US-2012 President: 45% Obama (D), 45% Romney (R) (CBS/Times 1/12-17)

CBS News / New York Times
1/12-17/12; 1,154 adults, 3% margin of error
1,021 registered voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
CBS story, results, New York Times story, results

National

Obama Job Approval
47% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Foreign Policy: 48 / 35 (chart)
Economy:40 / 54 (chart)

State of the Country
29% Right Direction, 66% Wrong Track (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
135 Approve, 79% Disapprove (chart)

2012 President
50% Obama (D), 39% Gingrich (R) (chart)
45% Obama (D), 45% Romney (R) (chart)
46% Obama (D), 42% Paul (R)
49% Obama (D), 38% Santorum (R)

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