Obama approval nine months in

Nine months into his term, I thought I’d take another look at Obama’s ratings compared to other US Presidents. Gallup has polling data back to WWII. At Day 270 the approval ratings were:

  1. George W Bush 89% (post 9/11)
  2. John Kennedy 77%
  3. Lyndon Johnson 74%
  4. George H W Bush 68%
  5. Dwight Eisenhower 65%
  6. Harry Truman 63%
  7. Ronald Reagan 56%
  8. Richard Nixon 56%
  9. Jimmy Carter 54%
  10. 50%
  11. Bill Clinton 47%
  12. Gerald Ford 40%

Clinton of course won a second term, but Carter did not. Clinton abandoned healthcare reform and moved to the centre. Will Obama?

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