AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US

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    Here's the kicker...

    Of course you have to go down to the 5th paragraph from the end to read...

    Of those who say the country is on the right track in the AP-GfK poll, 73 percent are Democrats, 17 percent are independents and 10 percent are Republicans.


    AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US
     
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    Is there any surprise there? What percentage of the 25% or so who thought Bush was doing a good by the end of his term were Democrats?

    The AP-GfK poll suggests that 64 percent of the public approves of Obama's job performance,

    That is pretty good, significantly higher than the % that voted for him.

    ... the percentage of Americans saying the country is headed in the right direction rose to 48 percent, up from 40 percent in February. Forty-four percent say the nation is on the wrong track. Not since January 2004, shortly after the capture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, has an AP survey found more "right direction" than "wrong direction" respondents.

    Given that he inhereted a huge recession and constant right wing attack by the conservative media and its followers, Obama's numbers at this juncture are good.
     
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    BOTTOM LINE, so far, so good.

    How many vacations had Bush taken at this point in his presidency?

    You do know Bush broke the record for vacation days, right?
     
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    There are plenty of intelligent and alternative solutions to the problems he's facing. Can you name a problem he's succeeded at fixing?

    The left is the side the resorts to namecalling. Mostly because you cant argue on the merits of your position.
     
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    The left is the side that resorts to namecalling?

    Hardly.

    We can argue the merits of any position you want.

    Obama is doing a great job, and most Americans like him.
     
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    Why is it that every time we talk about Obama, you talk about Bush? If Obama's success is going to be measured on whether or not he can outperform Bush, it should be an easy task. Bush was horrible. But let's not kid ourselves, Obama is not much of an improvement.
     

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