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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:35 AM

President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term



By: Hrafnkell HaraldssonJan. 11th, 2013more from Hrafnkell Haraldsson

You’d think with all the vitriol from the right that Obama was the second coming of Satan, the least popular president in all of U.S. history, an usurper, not the recipient of two landslide mandates from the American people.

Instead, we find out that more Americans self-identify today as Democrats than as Republicans.

And not only that, but a president who is, despite all these attacks, is increasingly popular. Gallup reports that Obama’s current approval rating is 56 percent – or seven points higher than “the average of his monthly approval ratings (49%) for the first 48 months of his administration, between January 2009 and December 2012.”

Read that again. Higher than the first 48 months of his administration.

Yet the Republicans insist it is they, not Obama, who won a mandate from the American people in 2013. Obama is more popular than ever, and they are more popular than – meth labs and perpetual petty criminal Lindsey Lohan. And consider this: “Five of the seven U.S. presidents re-elected since World War II had lower average job approval ratings in their second than in their first term.”

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http://www.politicususa.com/president-obama-popular-term.html

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Reply President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
jenmito Jan 2013 #1
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2013 #4
Kahuna Jan 2013 #8
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #11
Hekate Jan 2013 #12
longship Jan 2013 #2
Johnny2X2X Jan 2013 #3
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #5
marlakay Jan 2013 #6
a kennedy Jan 2013 #14
Cha Jan 2013 #7
griloco Jan 2013 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #10
otohara Jan 2013 #13
Franker65 Jan 2013 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:42 AM

1. The Repubs. don't realize who they're messing with. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. +1

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:24 PM

8. +2

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:04 PM

11. +3

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:40 PM

12. +4

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. I am not at all surprised about this.

The President ran a masterful campaign which was helped immensely by the GOP's total incompetence. Since the election, Obama has continued to act decisively and has been taking the fight to his opponents.

So, how could anybody be surprised by his popularity?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:00 PM

3. Hmm

Obama is still in his 1st term right now, technically his 2nd term doesn;t start for a couple more weeks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:38 PM

5. Of coarse he is all you got to do is look at the BAT SHIT CRAZY republican party

The President 20 years ago would have been considered a republican the rethugs are out of there fucking minds

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:13 PM

6. I think its because he is getting some balls

and standing up for stuff. Left supported him and right hated him but the middle likes him more now.

Its pretty clear who is screwing up finances in this country and having Obama stand strong on it is making big impact.

Coming back from vacation while congress didn't end of Dec also made big impact. Spoke volumes.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:30 AM

14. and finally after four years of obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.....

he gets IT.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:14 PM

7. The republicons can "insist" all their ignorant

plutocratic pea brains will let them. But, all they're getting is lower ratings than cochroaches, nickelback and donald trump.

Poor cons.. they can't understand why corporatemedia isn't doing a better job in pumping them up and covering their lies for them.

It's all Obama's Fault!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:26 PM

9. I can hardly wait for his third term!

When he runs as Barry Soetoro

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:58 PM

10. To the utter dismay of the Teapublicans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:49 AM

13. The other side is batshit crazy

On every issue...especially guns!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:16 AM

15. Winding down the wars is/was vital

Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is something that surely has to make him popular. Look at all the lives/money lost over the past few years.

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