Obama's Favorability Best Since '09

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  1. http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-favora...-1-approval-120105859--abc-news-politics.html

    Obama's Favorability Best Since '09

    By Greg Holyk | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 53 mins ago

    Barack Obama has advanced to his highest personal popularity since his first year in office, and Americans who've formed an opinion of his second inaugural address last week broadly approve of it, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.

    At the same time, Obama's favorability rating is lower than that of two of the last three re-elected presidents as they started their second terms, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. He's in better shape compared with the third, George W. Bush.

    Sixty percent of Americans now express a favorable opinion of Obama overall, up 10 points since last summer, in the heat of the presidential race. His popularity peaked at a remarkable 79 percent days before he took office four years ago, and last saw the 60s in November 2009.

    Obama's approval rating for his inaugural address last week is lower - 51 percent approve in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, but just 24 percent disapprove, a 2-1 ratio in favor of the speech. A quarter of Americans have no opinion of it either way.

    Favorability - which differs from job approval - is the most basic rating of a public figure's personal popularity. Obama's exceeds Bush's at the start of his second term by 5 percentage points, but trails Clinton's by 5 and Reagan's by 12.

    Intensity of sentiment is a plus for Obama: More have a "strongly" favorable opinion of him than a strongly unfavorable one, 39 vs. 26 percent, and twice as many strongly approve of his inaugural speech as disapprove. It's the first time he's been significantly more strongly popular than unpopular since early 2010.

    GROUPS - The president continues to be highly popular within his own party, with 92 percent favorability. Notably, 60 percent of independents see him favorably vs. 36 percent unfavorably, his best since his first year in office. He remains unpopular, however, with 80 percent of Republicans.

    Similarly, 87 percent of liberals and 68 percent of moderates view the president positively, dropping to 34 percent of conservatives overall and just a quarter of strong conservatives.

    In other groups, Obama's more popular among women than men by 9 points. And he's rated favorably by 87 percent of nonwhites, two-thirds of young adults and two-thirds of those in the lower- to middle-income brackets. By contrast, his favorability drops to 45 percent among whites - a group he lost to Mitt Romney by 20 points - and 47 percent of those with household incomes more than $100,000 a year.

    The president's inaugural speech - peppered with messages appealing to his core supporters - hit home with broad majorities of Democrats, liberals and nonwhites, as well as majorities of young adults, women, moderates and lower- to middle-income Americans.

    Though not majorities, significantly more approve than disapprove of Obama's address among a variety of other groups, including political independents. Whites and "somewhat" conservatives split more evenly, while "very" conservatives and Republicans disapprove by wide margins.
  2. And he's rated favorably by 87 percent of nonwhites


    sumtin wrong, we need to locate the 13%'ers, bunch of racists.
  3. Immigration reform now!!!!!

    Hopefully our new citizens and those on the waiting list can vote in the 2014 elections
  4. Boehner is a person of color. That explains it.:cool:
  5. yea, we gotta get Obama's aunt to vote and Barry's drunk Uncle from Kenya.
  6. pspr


    Don't get your panties in a twit waterboy.

    According to Gallup, President Obama is tied with George W. Bush for most unpopular re-elected president since Gallup began measuring presidential job-approval in 1945.

    In fact, Gallup found that apart from Bush, “every president…has had a higher job-approval rating in the January following his reelection than Obama has.”

    Obama’s approval rating is at 52.

    Think about it this way–following reelection, President Reagan’s approval numbers beat Obama’s by 11 points, President Eisenhower’s beat Obama’s by 21, and a much-derided Republican President named Richard Nixon beat Obama’s numbers by 7.

    by AWR HAWKINS 29 Jan 2013

  7. Still believing in gallup huh piss poor :D



  8. pspr


    You're still unable to face the fact, IQ-47, that you're carrying water for the worst president in our history. But don't worry. I'm going to fix every one of you misleading threads by exposing the truth of the matter.
  9. Lucrum


    Looks like the democrat/Obama cheer leader squad is busy today.
  10. pspr


    They are finally seeing the error of their support for their Great Leader as the economy shows it shrank in the 4th quarter and he has proposed a tyrannically stupid agenda for his second term. So, they are upping the rhetoric to try and keep the tide from turning against him.
    #10     Jan 30, 2013