POLL DU JOUR
56 percent of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job; 92 percent of Republicans, 19 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents agree.
50 percent overall say Republicans in Congress will have more influence than Mr. Obama over the nation’s direction in the next year; 71 percent of Republicans, 35 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of independents agree.
42 percent overall say Mr. Obama will have more influence; 26 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of independents agree.
47 percent overall would prefer that Mr. Obama have more influence; 11 percent of Republicans, 91 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of independents agree.
45 percent overall would prefer the GOP have more influence; 87 percent of Republicans, 6 percent of Democrats and 50 percent of independents agree.
Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 843 U.S. adults conducted Nov. 18 to 20.