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Friday, August 13, 2010

Griper Blade: What About After November?

It's been a media theme for some time now; voters have turned on Obama. He's an incredibly unpopular president and this means Democrats are doomed. Never mind that Obama's approvals are similar to Ronald Reagan's at the same point in his presidency and that Bush left office with ratings much, much worse, Barack Obama's is a failed presidency and the electorate is going to let him know it. Republicans are now the most popular thing since the hula hoop. Which makes a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll a little problematic. Yes, the president's disapprovals are still higher than his approvals, but compared to everyone else, he's a freakin' hero to the American people.

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How backwards are the fact in comparison to the media narrative here? 47% approve of the president, 33% approve of congressional Democrats, and only 24% approve of Republicans in congress. And Democrats come out on top in the generic ballot -- but not by much...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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