Obama Approval Rating 68 Percent,highest approval in 20 years

Discussion in 'Politics' started by insider trading, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090426/ts_alt_afp/uspoliticsobama100daysopinion_20090426183958

    Obama enjoys highest approval in 20 years

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama, who is approaching his first 100 days in office, is enjoying the best presidential job approval rating at this point in 20 years, a new opinion survey showed.

    The poll, by ABC News and The Washington Post, indicated 69 percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing, which is the highest evaluation in about two decades.

    But the president faces a partisan divide. While 93 percent of Democrats approve of his activities, only 36 percent of Republicans do so, the poll showed.

    Fifty-four percent say Obama's doing a better job than they expected, far above former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at their 100-day mark.

    They got a 39-percent and 35-percent better-than-expected rating, respectively.

    Sixty-three percent say Obama has accomplished a great deal or good amount in his first three months, according to the survey. Just 37 percent said that about Clinton.

    And six in 10 Americans say Obama is keeping most of his main campaign promises, far surpassing Clinton, who had 42 percent on that score.

    If before Obama's inauguration only 19 percent said the country was on the right track, now 50 percent say so, the poll showed.
  2. hughb


    20 years? Somebody check Bush's approval rating after 9/11. I don't remember what it was, but it was up there. A I do remember that Bush 41 set a record high approval rating after the invasion of Kuwait in 1991.
  3. You gotta read before you post. The comparison is in respect of the first 100 days in office. Let's try to stay on point, shall we?
  4. Did they limit this poll to members of the mainstream media? They're the only ones I'm aware of who think he's doing so well. Even leftwing mainstays like Paul Krugman have raked him over the coals for his economic policies. Five CIA chiefs criticized him for endangering national security. The UAW approves of the way he's handling the auto bailout, everyone else, not so much.

    His Homeland Security head thinks vets returning from fighting muslim terrorists are risks to become terrorists, as is anyone who strays from the PC line.

    We are on the road to banana republic status. If you approve of that, he's doing a great job.
  5. Why is it that I can only picture you either at a cross burning or in a militia group somewhere in Montana or some such?
  6. He would also be drinking moonshine at a log cabin somewhere pondering about palin's "greatness" and watching nascar as well.
  7. Mav88


    20 years is used becuase it sounds like long time but this doesn't mean much, he's the highest of the last 4 presidents- so what? It's not large enough to make your jaw drop either, and why stop at 20 years? because Reagan's was higher.
  8. So says the resident invalid.


  9. Let's face it, any kind of approval rating looks absolutely terrific compared to George Bush.

    "Going back to Eisenhower, Obama's 65% approval rating in the most recent daily Gallup poll is equal to the average Gallup approval for the 10 preceding presidents. Kennedy and Johnson had approval ratings in the low 80s at their 100-day mark. President Ford, in the wake of Watergate and the pardon of President Nixon, had the lowest approval rating at 48%.

    But when we look only at presidents in the past 40 years, Obama is near the top. His approval is 7-10 points higher than the approvals of the last three presidents. Since Nixon, in fact, only Reagan's 68% is higher than Obama's current approval rating currently possessed by Obama."

    Presidents Approval %

    Eisenhower 73%

    Kennedy 83

    Johnson 80

    Nixon 62

    Ford 48

    Carter 63

    Reagan 68

    H.W. Bush 56

    Clinton 55

    W. Bush 57.5

    Avg. 65%

  10. I don't think he is. When the Republicans were in power, they did everything their way. Period. Now that they are no longer in power, they are still demanding that everything be done their way. Period. And when Obama reaches out in the spirit of cooperation, the Republicans want none of it because they want it THEIR way. Who, then, is being divisive?
    #10     Apr 28, 2009