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Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 3/2-5. All adults. MoE 2% (2/23-6 results):

FAVORABLEUNFAVORABLENET CHANGE
PRESIDENT OBAMA69 (71)26 (25)-3
PELOSI:41 (42)38 (37)-2
REID:35 (34)43 (43)+1
McCONNELL:21 (22)51 (50)-2
BOEHNER:15 (16)53 (53)-1
CONGRESSIONAL DEMS:45 (46)46 (45)-2
CONGRESSIONAL GOPS:16 (17)69 (68)-2
DEMOCRATIC PARTY:57 (57)35 (35)+0
REPUBLICAN PARTY:31 (32)65 (64)-2

Full crosstabs here. This poll is updated every Friday morning, and you can see trendline graphs here.

There are no big winners or losers this week, as America stops to catch its breath. Of course, stabilization means dismal numbers for Congressional Republicans. On the John Boehner watch, yes, 15 is a new low.

Without separating Dems from R's , the aggregate job approval for Congress at pollster.com shows:

suggesting that Americans want and generically approve of getting things done.

Economic anxiety predominates, and all of the polls show higher Obama ratings than either his programs (enacting them costs money, liking Obama doesn't) or his divided political opponents. Right now, there's one game in town, and for better or worse, all eyes are on the White House.

Republican strategy will be to tie Obama to the (less popular) Congressional Dems, and as much as they can, to the Dow (as if traders, who aren't investors, represent either the economy as a whole, or you or me.) Tune in next week to see how that's going.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 09:23 AM PST.

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