# Poll Results: Economy

January 15, 2014, 1:45 PM GMT+0

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Please give us your best guess to the following question. How has the unemployment rate in the country changed from January 2009, when President Obama first took office, to December 2013?
Unemployment rate decreased by 1% or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Unemployment rate decreased by between 0% and 1% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Unemployment rate is the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13%
Unemployment rate increased by between 0% and 1% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5%
Unemployment rate increased by 1% or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33%
Don’t know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%

Do you think President Barack Obama is doing enough to create new jobs for Americans or should he do more?
Doing enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16%
Should do more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%

Do you think Republicans in Congress are doing enough to create new jobs for Americans or should they do more?
Doing enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%
Should do more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%

Do you think Democrats in Congress are doing enough to create new jobs for Americans or should they do more?
Doing enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
Should do more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%

Should the federal government encourage employment through various incentives, laws and regulations or should the federal government not be directly involved?
Federal government should encourage employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%
Federal government should not be directly involved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14%