Overall Survey Results:


The LA Progressive Survey


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It's time for the LA Progressive year-end survey.  This time we're asking ten short questions about this adminstration's first year. Tell us what you think about Obama's performance so far. What do you think about the First Lady? What will progressives learn from this past year?As in the past, the survey will be published in the next edition of the LA Progressive.  Happy New Year everyone and thank you for taking the survey. 
1What’s your biggest political takeaway from 2009? (Check all that apply)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Obama Administration did well considering the circumstances
   
94 43.7%
Obama Administration is far too beholden to entrenched elites
   
79 36.7%
Obama spent far too much time catering to centrist Republicans and Democrats
   
100 46.5%
Republicans will do anything to stymie progress, country be damned
   
129 60.0%
Our country's economic problems would overwhelm any administration
   
61 28.3%
The Democratic Party needs a major overhaul to achieve progressive goals
   
85 39.5%
Other
   
44 20.4%
 Totals215100%
2What are your progressive resolutions for 2010? (Check all that apply)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Resolved, I'll step away from politics to spend more time with my family and friends.
   
17 8.2%
Resolved, I'll keep up my current political activities going full speed.
   
101 49.0%
Resolved, I'll shift my efforts more toward support for individual programs.
   
36 17.4%
Resolved, I'll shift my efforts toward national elections in 2010.
   
33 16.0%
Resolved, I'll shift my efforts toward statewide and local elections in 2010.
   
60 29.1%
Resolved, I'll shift or sustain my support for third party approaches.
   
26 12.6%
Other
   
47 22.8%
 Totals206100%
3If health care was perhaps the biggest issue in 2009, what will be the biggest political issue for 2010 (Check one)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Healthcare, Still
   
19 8.7%
Afghan and Iraq War
   
33 15.2%
Other Foreign Affairs
   
2 <1%
Immigration
   
16 7.4%
Economic Recovery
   
48 22.2%
Unemployment and Jobs Programs
   
59 27.3%
Environment
   
12 5.5%
Other
   
23 10.6%
No Responses
   
41.8%
 Totals216100%
4Name a political leader who impressed you in 2009
 
 Number of
Responses
  197
5Name a politician who should not hold office
 
 Number of
Responses
  197
6Rate Secretary Hillary Clinton's first year
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Mediocre , 3 = Average , 4 = Good , 5 = Excellent
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
   
213 3.5
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


7Rate the overall performance of the Obama administration's first year
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Mediocre , 3 = Average , 4 = Good , 5 = Excellent
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
   
213 3.2
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


8What message would you send to the First Lady?
 
 Number of
Responses
  155
9Afghanistan will be this generation's Vietnam?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Agree
   
107 49.5%
Disagree
   
56 25.9%
Other
   
49 22.6%
No Responses
   
41.8%
 Totals216100%
10Write a resolution for a political leader you support and tell him or her what to do in 2010.
 
 Number of
Responses
  144
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