A short 100 hours ago, President Obama could boast of a record breaking 83% approval according to the Gallop pollsters as I reported a week ago here. That was before he had done anything, literally. Saturday Obama received his first real performance grade and it's not good - a 15% drop in approval to 68%.
A week ago, the new President polled at 83 percent for the way he handled the transition. The new job approval rating, after 3 days in office, polled at 68 percent with 1,591 polled, with a margin of error plus or minus three percentage point.For being The One we have been waiting for, Obama's numbers aren't any better than other President's initial job approval ratings, according to Gallup.
President John F. Kennedy, 72 percent; Dwight Eisenhower, 68 percent; Jimmy Carter, 66 percent; Richard Nixon, 59 percent; Bill Clinton, 58 percent; George W. Bush, 57 percent; and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, 51 percent.Right Pundits' Maggie Thorton entitles her piece, Gallup: Obama Approval Rating Normalizing. A 15% drop is not "normalizing". It's more like realization. Realization by many Obots and Obamatons that Barry is not the Messiah, that the Presidency does not change significantly after a new President has read the Big Book of Secrets. This seems to have disappointed and annoyed the disciples.
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