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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:20 PM

"Obama’s Approval Rating, Popularity Spike After Election"

Obama’s Approval Rating, Popularity Spike After Election (http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/obama-approval-favorability-bounce.php):

... a number of post-election polls suggest his victory did wonders for his public standing.

A USA Today/Gallup survey released on Friday showed Obama and his party drawing goodwill from much of the country in the wake of their triumph at the ballot box last week. Fifty-eight percent of Americans have a favorable view of the president — up 3 points from the USA Today/Gallup poll conducted right before the election. It’s also his highest favorability rating in the poll since July of 2009.

The public’s view of Democrats is also positive in the wake of a largely successful election for the party. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed have a favorable impression of the party, a 6-point bump since August and a more impressive showing than the 43 percent who have a favorable view of the Republican Party. Fifty percent have an unfavorable opinion of the GOP, although Gallup notes that “Americans have been negative on balance toward the Republican Party since late 2005.”
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Rasmussen showed Obama’s approval rating reaching 54 percent on Monday — his highest mark in the right-leaning tracking poll since July 2009. It ticked up another point the next day. Meanwhile, Gallup’s tracking poll on Wednesday showed only 40 percent of Americans disapproving of Obama’s job as president, the lowest level since early 2010. Obama’s job approval has topped 50 percent in every Rasmussen and Gallup poll conducted entirely after last week’s election.

When even right-wing shillsters Gallup and Rasmussen have to concede progressive momentum, you know that things are headed in the right direction.

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Texas Lawyer Nov 2012 OP
qazplm Nov 2012 #1
Texas Lawyer Nov 2012 #2
treestar Nov 2012 #3
Texas Lawyer Nov 2012 #4

Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:15 PM

1. America loves winners

so you are going to see a bounce like this after an election.

Thankfully, the good guy got it and the ummm other guy did not.

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Response to qazplm (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:18 PM

2. I agree, generally, but Bob Dole also got a big bounce after he lost so maybe there is more to it.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:20 PM

3. Odd

Why didn't they vote for him? It is people who did not vote who make up the difference? So they approve of his winning the election but didn't bother to vote for him. Oi vey.

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Response to treestar (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:26 PM

4. There is no "likely voter" filter on this poll

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