Saturday, December 11, 2010

Presidential Popularity

Gallup has a nifty little gadget that allows you to compare the popularity of various presidents at various stages of their administrations.  Here's a quiz:  How would people rank the following presidents, in order of popularity, in the first week of December after their respective midterm elections?: Reagan, Clinton and Obama 

Time's up.  I am guessing most people who pay attention to the media's relentless drumbeat of how much trouble the president is supposedly in, would put them in something like the following order: Reagan most popular followed by Clinton, then Obama.

In fact, it is the opposite.  Our current president, Barack Obama, has a 46% favorable rating this week, followed by Bill Clinton with 42% and Ronald Reagan with 41%.   So far it looks like Obama has survived his midterm "shellacking" in the best shape of these three.  And I probably don't need to remind anyone that both Clinton and Reagan were re-elected handily.

5 comments:

  1. I wandered over to DK for about 2 minutes, and as expected, there's a diary there stating that President Obama has hit his lowest rating evah! If it weren't for sensationalism at that place,I don't think many of those who continue visiting the site for long periods of time would have a reason for going there at all.

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  2. Welcome majii. Anytime you need a relief from all that negativity, just head over here, where I always try to keep the tone positive.

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  3. After this week I think Obama has an improved chance at a second term. It was genius. All he needs is the continued pragmatism (and his political shrewdness) that we saw last week + his party's support. He negotiated a great deal. Not for the moment -- but in support of the future for Dems vs Repubs.

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  4. I'm new here and am so glad to find a positive site about President Obama. I am a real supporter of his, and I really believe that he's doing a great job. I also read DK regularly,as well as HP, and sometimes get discouraged at all the Obama haters on there. It worries me. Glad to read that he's in a positive approval situation.

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  5. I'm glad you found me, Anonymous. Come back anytime you want to put yourself in a better mood. I never criticize the president here.

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