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Polls: Governors, Congress, US Senate ethics Ugh; Marijuana; Obama, Durbin

washington-affairHow do the voters feel about the ethics of your governor, Congressman or U.S. Senator?  

 

 

Which position is considered to be the highest in honesty and ethics?  The lowest?  How popular is President Barack Obama as he enters into the realm of debate over the Fiscal Cliff?  Will his relatively high popularity versus the ethically-challenged numbers in Congress and the Senate make a difference in those discussions?

Should Marijuana be legalized?  Have the numbers changed over the past few months especially after two states have passed legislation making it legal?

How is powerful illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin doing in his re-election?

Here are the latest poll numbers provided today by Ron Faucheux, President and CEO of Clarus that bear upon the above questions:


YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE

OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 54%

(up 2 from Friday)

POLITICIANS: HONESTY & ETHICS*

(among adults nationwide)

"Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields -- very high, high, average, low, or very low?"

State Governors

Very high/high: 20%

Average: 48%

Very low/low: 31%

Senators

Very high/high: 14%

Average: 39%

Very low/low: 45%

Members of Congress

Very high/high: 10%

Average: 34%

Very low/low: 54%

ILLINOIS: 2014 SENATE**

Sen. Dick Durbin (D) over Bob Dold (R) +21 Sen. Durbin (D) over Patrick Hughes (R) +22 Sen. Durbin (D) over Joe Walsh (R) +25

LEGALIZE MARIJUANA***

(among adults nationwide)

"Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal or not?"

Those who said it should be legal:

November 2012: 47%                            

October 2011: 40%          

July 2009: 41%                   

July 1979: 27%

SOURCES:

Presidential job rating average based on the two most recently reported nationwide polls.

* Gallup, Nov. 26-29

** PPP(D), Nov. 26-28

*** CBS News, Nov. 16-19

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Clarus Research Group is a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in survey research for businesses, associations, nonprofits and media organizations. For more information, contact Dr. Faucheux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website at www.ClarusRG.com.

Clarus Research Group cannot attest to the reliability or methodology of surveys that it does not conduct.

Copyright 2012 © Ronald A. Faucheux

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