Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obama at 100 Days: Less Popular Than Carter or Nixon

There are lies, damnable lies, and statistics. So here's the summation of a set of statistics for you: Barack Obama is less popular at this stage in his presidency than Jimmy Carter or Richard Nixon were (oh, and George W. Bush too...). You wouldn't know it though from the fawning coverage he and his toned-arm wife continue to get. The media's investment in this President's success is manifest, and it will not lightly move away from its responsibility to prop him up.


Mudge said...

Found this at the Washington Post in an article on Biden's popularity:

"Obama, in the Post-ABC data released yesterday, fared better, with 72 percent giving him positive marks overall; about as many, 69 percent, approved of the president's job performance over his first three months in office."

Polls? We don't need no stinkin' polls.

BTW, heard Wolf Drool All Over Myself Blitzer actually announce that "President Obama is about to make history as he reaches his hundtredth day in office." Yeah Wolf, and by your inane standard, he'll do it again on his 101st, 102nd, 102.284th, 102.33333 ad infinitumth and everything in between. Does CNN actually pay you to come up with such drivel?

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to know what previous presidents' ratings were in the African-American community at the 100 day mark.

The point being that Obama has a built-in margin of at least 10 points as it would take him being caught in bed with a dead teenage girl (or a live teenage boy) for the African-American community to give him anything less than a 98% approval rating.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't it feel awful that the conservative attack machine is finally getting its just due? HARK AND ALL THEY CAN DO IS BLAME THE PRESS -- SOUNDS LIKE THE LATE 60s ALL OVER AGAIN.

Poll: Obama gets high marks for first 100 days
NBC/WSJ poll shows Obama’s numbers are higher than Bush, Clinton

As he enters his 100th day in office, President Barack Obama enjoys higher marks from the American public than his most recent predecessors did at similar points in their presidencies, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

More than six in 10 approve of Obama's job, nearly two-thirds view him favorably, and a majority believe he has gotten off to a solid start during his first three months on the job.

Perhaps most significantly, Americans so far find him to be likeable. More than 80 percent in the poll say they personally like Obama, even if they don’t agree with all of his policies. And respondents give him high scores on his personality, demeanor and leadership qualities.

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