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    Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    It appears that all the victories last week have boosted Obama's approval rating to 50% for the 1st time since 2013. I guess more of us are proud to be an American.

    After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency. And his overall ratings are bolstered by increasingly positive reviews of his treatment of race relations and the economy.

    The new poll follows a week in which two Supreme Court cases boosted the president's legacy by upholding the government subsidies at the heart of Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and affirming same-sex couples' right to marry. All this while Obama took several opportunities to directly address the nation's racial tensions, closing out the week by singing "Amazing Grace" on national television.
    Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week - CNNPolitics.com

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It appears that all the victories last week have boosted Obama's approval rating to 50% for the 1st time since 2013. I guess more of us are proud to be an American.



    Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week - CNNPolitics.com
    This is certainly good to hear, although I tend to have a distaste for single polls (for instance, a recent Economist poll put his approval v. disapproval split at 44/55 or minus 11). Here is a link to Realclearpolitics.com source on Obama's job approval. It averages the various polls together.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    With that said, you will notice that his average sits at -2.8, and that is the best split for Obama since June of 2013.

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    You're celebrating that for the first time as much a HALF the people approve of the job he's doing? Any other business and that employee would be fired.
    Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post


    You're celebrating that for the first time as much a HALF the people approve of the job he's doing? Any other business and that employee would be fired.
    No other employee is voted into that position via a national election. Nor is there any other employee that is charged with being the person in charge of the most powerful nation on earth.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post


    You're celebrating that for the first time as much a HALF the people approve of the job he's doing? Any other business and that employee would be fired.
    In June of Bush's seventh year in office he had an approval rating of 31%. While I wouldn't call Obama's 50% approval rating mega-inspiring, there are sure as hell a lot lower bars.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/06...s-new-low.html
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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    In June of Bush's seventh year in office he had an approval rating of 31%. While I wouldn't call Obama's 50% approval rating mega-inspiring, there are sure as hell a lot lower bars.

    FOX News Poll: Bush Approval Rating Hits New Low | Fox News
    Even President Reagan's approval rating was only 50% at this point in his presidency.

    http://content.gallup.com/origin/gal...n1bv3mnkmw.gif

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    In June of Bush's seventh year in office he had an approval rating of 31%. While I wouldn't call Obama's 50% approval rating mega-inspiring, there are sure as hell a lot lower bars.

    FOX News Poll: Bush Approval Rating Hits New Low | Fox News
    Better than Reagan too in his 7th year. But Clinton was flying above them all.
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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Even President Reagan's approval rating was only 50% at this point in his presidency.

    http://content.gallup.com/origin/gal...n1bv3mnkmw.gif
    All in all, not hugely inspiring, yet hardly the end of the world considering that the President has had an uninterrupted seven years of bad news, compromised goals and the nonstop criticism to crush his dreams. Clinton seems to be the top runner (in my lifetime) at 57%.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    I'd give him a C rating, so I wonder if that translates to "I approve".
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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Even President Reagan's approval rating was only 50% at this point in his presidency.

    http://content.gallup.com/origin/gal...n1bv3mnkmw.gif
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal
    In June of Bush's seventh year in office he had an approval rating of 31%. While I wouldn't call Obama's 50% approval rating mega-inspiring, there are sure as hell a lot lower bars.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/06...s-new-low.html
    And neither of those approval ratings were cause for celebration.
    Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."

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