Obama Approval Rating ACTUALLY at 47%

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    That's 9 points higher than Reagan was at this point in his presidency.

    RCP Average (5/15-5/25): Approve: 46.9, Disapprove: 46.6

    In spite of what Scott Rasmussen says.

    (RealClearPolitics.com combines all available major polls, and averages them.)
     
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    You're neglecting the fact that Reagan's policies led to a growing economy and real job creation - which then caused his approval level to increase.

    Obama's policies are dampening economic and job growth. Hence, there won't be similar drivers to improve his approval levels.
     
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    Well that would be a good point, if any of it were true, but since the historical data actually directly contradicts your premise, it's really not much of a point at all.

    According to the actual data, an unemployment comparison between this point in Reagan's presidency, and this point in Obama's presidency, is favorable to Obama NOT Reagan.
     
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    I'm not talking about at the similar point. Reagan's approval levels headed higher because his policies were successful. It's highly unlikely that Obama's will emulate Reagan's because his policies are damaging the economy.
     
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    You're neglecting the fact that Reagan's policies lead to huge budget deficits.
     
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    Reagan cutting taxes was one of the best things any President ever did for the citizens of this country.

    If Reagan had had a Newt Gingrinch Congress, the united states would have established a budget that couldve set the united states up for life.


    However we must cut spending in social security and in the miltary and in foreign aid. And keep taxes low.

    Formula for success. :eusa_angel:
     
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    If Obama "emulates" Reagan, Unemployment will continue to RISE for the next year before finally going down.

    The unemployment rate has already leveled out, and more jobs are already being created, showing a trend towards going down.

    Reagan's recovery took 2 1/2 YEARS. Obama's seems to be in full swing now 1 1/3 years into his presidency.
     
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    I DON'T believe it for one second.

    Where? At his Fundraiser? His appointees? :D
     
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    Reagan didn't have a "Newt Gingrich congress", because the debt issue was non-existent until after REAGAN RAN UP THE DEBT.

    The deficit-reduction tendency of the Gingrich congress only came into being as a response to the giant debt Reagan built up.
     
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