Obama’s First Term Approval Ratings Now Equal Clinton and Reagan

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    President Obama’s latest increase in his approval rating has put him on at the same level as Bill Clinton and Ronald Ronald Reagan during their first terms.

    The right loves to compare President Obama to Jimmy Carter but a comparison of presidential approval ratings using Gallup’s data reveals that Obama has much more in common with Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan than he does with recent one term only presidents.

    President Obama’s current Gallup weekly approval rating is 52%. At the same point in their first terms, Bill Clinton’s approval rating was 58%, and Ronald Reagan’s was 54%. At roughly the same date in his presidency, Jimmy Carter’s approval rating was 37%. (After losing the 1980 election to Ronald Reagan, Carter would sink to 31%.) George H.W. Bush’s approval rating was 34% in mid-October 1992.

    Even though Republicans will never admit it, Obama’s approval ratings curve has much more in common with Ronald Reagan than it does with Jimmy Carter. What these numbers tell us is that presidents who either inherit recessions or have one occur during their first terms have lower approval ratings during their first years in office. Once the economy starts to recover, the incumbent president’s approval ratings go up.

    As the economy has shown real signs of improvement, Obama has seen his approval rating increase by 6 points in less than two months. Mitt Romney is attempting to argue that President Obama is an economic failure despite the fact that economic data, and the president’s approval ratings suggest the opposite.

    Obama's First Term Approval Ratings Now Equal Clinton and Reagan
     
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    Clinton and Reagan won by landslides in their bids for re-election.

    Right now, your affirmative action "boy" is sinking fast.

    And you somehow have the partisan gall to post this ?

    Are you truly this stupid or did you just start drinking to early today ?
     
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    I'm going to have to assume one of two things....

    Either all the respondants were democrats or the poll was taken in a California pot store.
     
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    Hey!!! Leave booze out of it. Its done nothing to you.....
     
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    Let us know if O wins 49 states.
     
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    BD/TIPP Poll
    IBD/TIPP 2012 Presidential Election
    Daily Tracking Poll

    Day 2: Oct. 10, 2012

    Romney: +5.0

    Romney’s lead widened to 5 points from 2 points on Tuesday, as he continues to chip away at key Obama support.
    Romney’s edge among independents widened to 20 points from 18 just a day before.
    Obama’s lead among women narrowed from 10 points to 8 points.
    Romney also continues to make inroads among middle-class voters, moving from a 6-point lead against Obama with this group to a 10-point lead.
    The current data include only polls taken after Romney’s resounding debate win over Obama on Oct. 3.


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    We are coming after your foodstamps right away boys!

    Be afraid. Be very, very afraid!


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