Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years

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    A clear demonstration of 'you can fool all of the people some of the time or some of the people all of the time but not all of the people all of the time'.
     
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    Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years - Telegraph

    The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years.

    Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.

    His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election an uphill struggle – is close to the bottom for newly-elected president. Mr Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.
     
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    Fuzzy math anyone?

    In just the last few years I saw George Bush's poll numbers drop from 88% down to 27%

    Obama went from 68% down to 54%

    I think Boy George would have killed for a 54% approval at the end
     
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    They will say it was streeeeeetched over a longer period, but you are right, 62 to 53% isn't really the devastating bombshell they make it out to be,

    Bush's Historical Approval ratings:Historical Bush Approval Ratings
     
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    It's also still the percentage he won the election with.

    The whiners do make a lot of noise, though, don't they?

    But then again, they've been trying to de-legitimize him from day one... tough to do with 365 electoral votes instead of a supreme court decision, though.
     
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    Good point.
     

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