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Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:34 PM

 

Obama popularity almost the same as Reagan...

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According to a report released Friday by the Pew Research Center, the approval ratings for Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan upon entering their final year of the presidency are similar. Obama has a 46% approval rating; Reagan had a 50% approval rating during the same period, which, when you take into account the margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, could have been even more similar.

This is a similar finding to other polling data from last year: Gallup data show that in 2015, Obamaís approval rating was also quite similar to what Reganís was at the same point in his presidency.


Still, neither Obama nor Reagan were as popular as Bill Clinton in his last year as president (his approval rating was 56%), though both were significantly more popular than George W. Bush (31%). And thus far Obamaís approval rating over his entire term (47%) doesnít quite meet Reaganís (52.8%), according to Gallup data ó though Obama still has some time left to catch up.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/barack-obama-is-almost-as-popular-as-ronald-reagan-2016-01-22?link=MW_popular

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sharp_stick Jan 2016 #1

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Sat Jan 23, 2016, 05:44 PM

1. History will be very kind to him

In the face of historic and ugly obstruction he was able to do so much
The fact that he's the classiest President I've seen doesn't hurt either.

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