The highest scorer? First Lady Michelle Obama, with an approval rating of 73%.
The poll, sponsored by CNN in collaboration with ORC International, one of the largest global market research companies in the country, focused on a small but mighty selection of subjects:
- Barack Obama: 52% approval
- Hillary Clinton: 66% approval
- Joe Biden: 54% approval
- Timothy Geithner: 36% approval
The questions were of the standard “approve or disapprove” nature, with the demographics of the participants broken down in categories of income range, race, party affiliation, educational background, and section of the country (north, south, east; west….). According to the poll:
A total of 620 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. All respondents were asked questions concerning basic demographics, and the entire sample was weighted to reflect national Census figures for gender, race, age, education, region of country, telephone usage and whether respondents own or rent their homes. Among the entire sample, 34% described themselves as Democrats, 41% described themselves as Independents, and 25% described themselves as Republicans.