Obama Approval Up - Why?

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    He's outside the country pressing the flesh and Pelosi has shut her yap.
     
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    You know, that's a pretty good point. I wonder of it can be linked to Pelosi silence? Maybe some real truth to the idea that every time she opens her mouth, Obama loses a point or two .....
     
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    But my strongest inclination is to link it more to the stock market
     
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    You're probably right but the good reviews he's receiving by the press for his APEC appearance and China visit definately aren't hurting him. I was in Singapore just prior to his visit and I went to the U.S. Embassy to get some pages added to my passport...NOT....the Embassy was shut down for a week in preps for his visit.
     
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    I do think the international community receives him so well- in part - because he is NOT Bush. And yeah, all that good press abroad probably does play well here at home where folks appreciate our image being boosted around the world.

    I just don't know if that has had time to show up in the polls yet.
     
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    My guess is that the American people STILL see that the GOP have offered no help to get healthcare reform passed. Meanwhile, the Deomocrats have actually made some huge concessions (in the House anyway). America likes it when their government actually DOES something.
     
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    Obama still does not suck as bad as Bush did.
     
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    He hasn't invaded any countries, hasn't done much and, as you mentioned, the DOW is up. As long as he stays out of the country, his approval ratings should remain stable.
     
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    Well that would tie into my theory that Americans are generally sick and tired of the hyper-partisan political theater that has ripped us apart over the past 20 years or so. I think that is why they nominated a guy who had a reputation for bucking the party and a relative newcomer who had a reputation for being able to bring diverse elements together.

    But reading in some response to incremental bi-partisanship on one bill might be too optimistic for me.
     

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