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06/24/2010 12:02 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

US: National Survey (NBC/WSJ 6/17-21)

NBC News / Wall Street Journal
6/17-21/10; 1,000 adults, 3.1% margin of error
880 registered voters, 3.3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(NBC: story, toplines; WSJ: story, toplines)

National

Approval / Disapproval
Obama: 45% Approve, 48% Disapprove (chart)
Obama Economy: 46 / 50 (chart)
Obama Oil Spill: 42 / 50
Congress: 22 / 73 (chart)

Positive / Negative
Barack Obama: 47 / 40 (chart)
Democratic Party: 35 / 44
Republican Party: 30 / 42
Tea Party Movement: 34 / 31
BP: 6 / 67
Oil companies: 17 / 56
Elena Kagan: 11 / 13
Sarah Palin: 29 / 43 (chart)
George W. Bush: 29 / 50
Environmental organizations: 40 / 30

"If the choice in your district had the following, would you be more likely to vote for a --: Republican candidate for Congress, a Democratic candidate for Congress -- or an independent or third party candidate for Congress?" among registered voters
34% Democratic candidate, 31% Republican candidate, 25% independent/third party candidate (chart)

Preference for Congress after 2010 elections among registered voters
Republican Control: 45%, Democratic Control: 43%

Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a signal of support for President Obama, a signal of opposition to President Obama, or not a signal either way about President Obama? among registered voters
27% send support, 37% send opposition, 39% not a signal either way

If there were a place on your ballot that allowed you to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including your own representative, would you do this, or not? among registered voters
47% yes, 50% no

Recently Passed Health Care Plan
40% Good idea, 44% Bad idea (chart)

"How responsible is __________ and his administration's policies for the country's current economic conditions?"
Pres. Obama: 7% solely responsible, 20% mainly responsible, 51% only somewhat responsible, 21% not really responsible
Former Pres. W. Bush: 12% solely responsible, 28% mainly responsible, 46% only somewhat responsible, 14% not really responsible

"When it comes to oil drilling off U.S. coasts, which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view?"
48% Harm to environment outweighs economy, 46% Benefits to the economy outweighs environment

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

Party ID
33% Democrat, 26% Republican, 36% independent (chart)