With the shutdown in progress I decided it was time to compare some stats today with the stats of November 2012 when President Obama won a second term.
Nov 2012 30% Republican 35% Democratic 36% Independent
Today 22% Republican 31% Democratic 45% Independent
President Obama Approval/Disapproval ratings
Nov 2012 54% Approval 41% Disapproval
Today 41% Approval 52% Disapproval
Congressional Job Approval/Disapproval ratings
Nov 2012 17% Approval 78% Disapproval
Today 14% Approval 78% Disapproval
The last stat thanks to Gallup is on independents since both of the major parties have shrunk while independents have gained. It is how Independents viewed President Obama
Nov 2012 51% of independents viewed him favorably and they came through for him on Election day.
Today only 36% of independents now view the president favorably.
So what do all these numbers mean? I think each individual should view them and then let me know what they think. These numbers will mean different things to different people.