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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:30 PM

President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high

Source: Washington Post

President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.
Two groups that voted against Obama in November are also beginning to tilt in his direction. Independents see him favorably by a 60-to-36 percent margin, compared with a 51-45 split a year ago. And 51 percent of those ages 65 and older now see Obama favorably, up 11 points from January 2012. Independent voters backed Mitt Romney over Obama by six points in November, and seniors favored Romney by 12 points, according to the national exit poll.
Partisans’ opinions have changed the least over time. Fully 80 percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Obama, similar to 78 percent last January. Even more Democrats, 92 percent, say the opposite, with favorable ratings ticking up five points from last year.



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/01/30/president-obamas-popularity-surges-to-three-year-high/

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Reply President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #1
madokie Jan 2013 #15
Berlum Jan 2013 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #3
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #5
calimary Jan 2013 #7
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #4
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #6
ballaratocker Jan 2013 #8
olddad56 Jan 2013 #11
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2013 #9
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #10
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #12
Bigmack Jan 2013 #13
cosmicone Jan 2013 #14
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #16
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #17

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:32 PM

1. Hey, I like the guy!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:42 AM

15. Plus I see him as doing a good job in face of the opposition

due to his being black and a democrat. His opposition is not idealogy it is racism and fear. The gop is scared that the glass ceiling has been broken meaning they'll not be back in the white house in the foreseeable future.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. Republicans pitch an unholy snit fit

of malcontented misanthropic misbegotten jealously.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:49 PM

3. It is like the harder the republicans and FOX try to stop him, the better people like him



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:04 PM

5. Especially now that he is calling them out by name!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:18 PM

7. Yeah! That's the best part!

GOBAMA!!!!!!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:49 PM

4. Good news!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:07 PM

6. Still should be higher, but I'll take it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:32 PM

8. It's as high as it is

because next to this opposition, any sane person would look awesome.

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Response to ballaratocker (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:05 PM

11. "They don't think it be like it is, but it do"-----Oscar Gamble

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:44 PM

9. This is excellent news. This is gonna piss off the ODS crowd, on both sides.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:59 PM

10. Kick this one

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:30 PM

12. All I can say is keep it up Fox News, Limpy, Beck and teapublicans. The more hate you

 

put on Obama the more love he gets from us. They haven't figured it out yet. I don't know how many more elections it is going to take for them to get it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:14 PM

13. kick... excellent answer for the Obama-haters. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:09 AM

14. Yay !! About time! n/t

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 AM

16. More Tbagger heads just exploded.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:37 PM

17. "Obama's approval ratings lower than NRA." - George Will Jan 25, 2012

Poor George. Skewered by Gallup - AGAIN!

Happy days are not here again, but they are coming for conservatives. Barack Obama — with the lowest approval rating (according to Gallup, 50 percent, four points lower than that of the National Rifle Association) of any reelected president when inaugurated since World War II — has a contradictory agenda certain to stimulate a conservative revival.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-25/opinions/36548660_1_climate-change-powerful-storms-kyoto-approach

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