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Dear Ted:

Dear Ted:

Which of the following questions is correct?

1) What's your opinion ON the Obama presidency?

2) What's your opinion OF the Obama presidency?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Which of the following questions is correct?

1) What's your opinion ON the Obama presidency?

2) What's your opinion OF the Obama presidency?

*** The second question is the correct one.  You can also use the preposition "about," but "of" is better.

You have opinions OF, ABOUT, or CONCERNING something.  You do NOT have opinions ON something.

Ted

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