A few posts in other threads addressed the question of party affiliation. I saw this in the NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/weekinreview/01connelly.html?_r=1&hp For those to lazy to click - Democrats 38%, Independents 29%, and Republicans 28%. Thus, if you compare this to Obama's current job approval of +/- 65%, this suggests that a high percentage of Democrats and Independents, and a small percentage of moderate Republicans support his decisions so far. (No group is monolithic, and some liberal Dems are upset about some of the Iraq, judicial, and other policies.) On a side note, I am personally skeptical about real 'independents'. I think a lot of people like to claim some sort of reasoning or fact-based intellectual independence. In actuality, these people vote for one party or another almost exclusively. I would estimate that true independents are maybe 5% - 7%, but that is just a guess.