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All Stories About Obama’s Approval Rating Are Stupid

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I’ve seen a number of stories about President Obama’s approval rating.

I don’t read the stories, but I see the headlines.

(Above–Instead of wasting your time with silly stuff, visit the Univ. of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs U.S. President reference center.  Learn your history so you can understand the current day.)

One recent headline I saw said that Mr. Obama’s approval rating had fallen below 60% nationally.

Another said his approval rating had fallen to 49% in Ohio.

This thing is that Mr. Obama won the election nationally with 53 % and he won Ohio with 51%.

Given these numbers and given that we are not having another Presidential election for over three years, I think all stories about Mr. Obama’s approval rating are stupid.

I can’t always avoid seeing the headlines, but it sure is a waste of time to read the stories.

Here are state-by-state 2008 Presidential election results from the New York Times.

July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. very much agreed. regular people are fickle, but the media is ridiculously fickle

    Comment by Nomad | July 21, 2009

  2. ohio is almost as bad as mexico

    Comment by bill brady | July 23, 2009

  3. theres 5 guys in that picture that changed the world but not in the way they should have. too bad the vanity and power drowns out anything decent that they could have been. we will see with obama losing faith on him fast.

    Comment by bill brady | July 24, 2009

  4. I wish Obama would push for real change and not just what the boys on Wall Street will allow.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 24, 2009

  5. Definitely agreed. The story is the same for every first term of a presidency; presidents almost always come in with high approval ratings (they won, didn’t they?) which drop like a rock once that President actually starts doing things.

    Comment by polarimetric | July 30, 2009

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