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Old 11-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #381
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Obama is a wonderful person and a man of the world. Unfortunately for him, a large number of Americans seem to think that's a dirty thing. EXCEPTIONALISM!!!
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – As Barack Obama marks his 100th day in office, an average of the most recent national polls indicates that more than six in ten Americans approve of the job Obama's doing as president.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled early Wednesday, 63 percent say they approve of how Obama's handling his duties as president. Twenty nine percent disapprove. The 63 percent figure is down three points from CNN's previous Poll of Polls, which was compiled Sunday.

The president's approval rating stood at 64 percent in a CNN poll of polls in January, just after his inauguration

"The number of Americans who think Obama has the right personal qualities to be president has gone up since the campaign last fall," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "That wasn't true for George W. Bush eight years ago, and it may be one reason why Obama's approval rating is still in the 60s."

So how does Obama compare to his predecessors in the White House around the first 100 days mark?

George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981.

"The hundred-day mark tends to fall during a period when Americans are still evaluating a new president. The danger period for most presidents comes later in their first year in office," Holland says. "Bill Clinton, for example, still had good marks after his first hundred days, but his approval rating had tanked by June of 1993. Ronald Reagan's approval rating stayed over 50 percent until November of his first year in office, but once it slipped below that mark, it stayed under 50 percent for two years. So Obama's current rating certainly does not indicate that he is out of the woods yet."

The most recent edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of seven national surveys taken over the past week: CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (April 23-26), ABC/Washington Post (April 21-24), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (April 22-23), CBS/New York Times (April 22-26), Marist (April 21-23), Quinnipiac (April 21-27) and the Gallup tracking poll (April 25-27).

The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
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Since the study is from this week, the more positive recent economic figures may have a significant part to play.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – As Barack Obama marks his 100th day in office, an average of the most recent national polls indicates that more than six in ten Americans approve of the job Obama's doing as president.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled early Wednesday, 63 percent say they approve of how Obama's handling his duties as president. Twenty nine percent disapprove. The 63 percent figure is down three points from CNN's previous Poll of Polls, which was compiled Sunday.

The president's approval rating stood at 64 percent in a CNN poll of polls in January, just after his inauguration

"The number of Americans who think Obama has the right personal qualities to be president has gone up since the campaign last fall," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "That wasn't true for George W. Bush eight years ago, and it may be one reason why Obama's approval rating is still in the 60s."

So how does Obama compare to his predecessors in the White House around the first 100 days mark?

George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981.

"The hundred-day mark tends to fall during a period when Americans are still evaluating a new president. The danger period for most presidents comes later in their first year in office," Holland says. "Bill Clinton, for example, still had good marks after his first hundred days, but his approval rating had tanked by June of 1993. Ronald Reagan's approval rating stayed over 50 percent until November of his first year in office, but once it slipped below that mark, it stayed under 50 percent for two years. So Obama's current rating certainly does not indicate that he is out of the woods yet."

The most recent edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of seven national surveys taken over the past week: CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (April 23-26), ABC/Washington Post (April 21-24), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (April 22-23), CBS/New York Times (April 22-26), Marist (April 21-23), Quinnipiac (April 21-27) and the Gallup tracking poll (April 25-27).

The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
Uhhh....hasn't he been in there well over 100 days by now? I'm not mathematician, but, isn't it more like 600+ by now?
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Uhhh....hasn't he been in there well over 100 days by now? I'm not mathematician, but, isn't it more like 600+ by now?
Old article.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – As Barack Obama marks his 100th day in office, an average of the most recent national polls indicates that more than six in ten Americans approve of the job Obama's doing as president.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled early Wednesday, 63 percent say they approve of how Obama's handling his duties as president. Twenty nine percent disapprove. The 63 percent figure is down three points from CNN's previous Poll of Polls, which was compiled Sunday.

The president's approval rating stood at 64 percent in a CNN poll of polls in January, just after his inauguration

"The number of Americans who think Obama has the right personal qualities to be president has gone up since the campaign last fall," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "That wasn't true for George W. Bush eight years ago, and it may be one reason why Obama's approval rating is still in the 60s."

So how does Obama compare to his predecessors in the White House around the first 100 days mark?

George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981.

"The hundred-day mark tends to fall during a period when Americans are still evaluating a new president. The danger period for most presidents comes later in their first year in office," Holland says. "Bill Clinton, for example, still had good marks after his first hundred days, but his approval rating had tanked by June of 1993. Ronald Reagan's approval rating stayed over 50 percent until November of his first year in office, but once it slipped below that mark, it stayed under 50 percent for two years. So Obama's current rating certainly does not indicate that he is out of the woods yet."

The most recent edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of seven national surveys taken over the past week: CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (April 23-26), ABC/Washington Post (April 21-24), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (April 22-23), CBS/New York Times (April 22-26), Marist (April 21-23), Quinnipiac (April 21-27) and the Gallup tracking poll (April 25-27).

The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
Why are you posting an article from a year and a half ago?
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Mistake presumably. Sometimes old stuff crops up on aggregator sites for no apparent reason. No big deal.
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Mistake presumably. Sometimes old stuff crops up on aggregator sites for no apparent reason. No big deal.
It's like I'm just watching the whole world descend into chaos....and I don't even care. Inside I must be dead.
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So how does Obama compare to his predecessors in the White House around the first 100 days mark?

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled early Wednesday, 63 percent say they approve of how Obama's handling his duties as president.

George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981.

it did contain that tidbit
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It was supposed to be this one from 11/1-11/7-it was just a mistake . I would guess that would just be assumed but whatever..can't find the whole thing now, don't care anyway

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Citing Deficit, Obama Freezing Federal Worker Pay - ABC News

this should help with independents and tea party types?

do you think?
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He's already getting nods from independent types, but the Tea Party crowd won't give him any props until he changes his skin color...
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Obama is a wonderful person and a man of the world.
Really? And there was me thinking he is the biggest lightweight in global politics (a role for which there is plenty of competition).
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He's already getting nods from independent types, but the Tea Party crowd won't give him any props until he changes his skin color...
Pathetic.
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He's already getting nods from independent types, but the Tea Party crowd won't give him any props until the Koch Brothers say they should.
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Really? And there was me thinking he is the biggest lightweight in global politics (a role for which there is plenty of competition).
None of that has anything to do with what I said.

In fact I think that Obama is too good of a man to be an effective politician.
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None of that has anything to do with what I said.

In fact I think that Obama is too good of a man to be an effective politician.
Where's the goodness? Explain to me why he's any more good than, say, GWB. To me, he's a neo-liberal elitist who bailed out Wall Street, an empty suit backed by private banks. His administration has utterly failed to take tough action against the banksters precisely because his administration is deeply in hock to them (I'm not saying the European governments are any better, they're probably worse), and his foreign policy is a complete f******* shambles. (Pardon the French).

But, yeah, agreed on the lack of effectiveness.
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I agree with some of what you said.

Though they have passed bills dealing with the banking industry in general and regulations specifically that I think you are giving him zero credit for and in fact I think a lot of people really fail to understand. He should have gone further, absolutely, because he had an unprecedented feeling of goodwill from the public who wanted to nail these assholes to the wall.

But I am cognizant of the fact, which you seem to fail to acknowledge at all, that the American president can't get anything done at all due to the political climate, the set up of Congress, and in Obama's case specifically, the Democratic party's absolute lack of any kind of conviction or willingness to act.

Washington and America are a total disaster, politically and economically.
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I don't really buy the 'Obama is a man of inaction' or 'doesn't know how to lead' bullshit. People try to fault him on not having a strong opinion one way or another like W., which is fucking ridiculous. The guy is more centerist than the Republicans or the Democrats want him to be.

His biggest mistake as far as 'getting things done' has been choices for White House staff; I'll fault him on that.

Actually, no, his biggest mistake has been trying to get the Republicans on board with anything, and then expecting the congressional Democrats to actually get their finger out.

I just think Washington is fundamentally broken, and President Palin will find she same thing out when she's elected.
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