In a Washington Post poll published over the weekend, voters were asked whether they had a great deal or even a “good amount” of confidence in President Obama, or the Democrats in Congress, or the Republicans in Congress to “make the right decisions for the country’s future.”
- Obama: Yes (great deal or good amount of confidence): 37 percent.
- Same question for Democrats in Congress: 27 percent.
- Same question for Republicans in Congress: 19 percent.
Obama and Democrats in Congress did get a positive response on the question from a majority of self-identified Democrats in the sample. Republicans in Congress were below 50 percent even among self-identified Republicans.