Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama's Popularity

Obama celebrates his first 100 days in office but before things get too out of hand, we might want to take a closer look at his poll numbers:
President Obama's media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years.

According to Gallup's April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama's current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.

Good numbers, to be sure - with Bush, it was a case of been down so long it's beginning to look up - but not great and when compared to other presidents, not even that good.

It's important to keep in mind, Obama's only the President. He's not King or anything else. If you don't like how things are going for you, the only person you can count on to really change things is yourself. Good luck to Obama, of course. But stand back. We've got work to do.

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