Monday, April 6, 2009

Poll Shows Public Approves of Obama's Policies; Republicans Fare Poorly

Despite the GOP naysayers and talk-show alarmists, President Barack Obama is making most Americans feel better about the economy.

Here are poll details from the NY Times:

Americans have grown more optimistic about the economy and the direction of the country in the 11 weeks since President Obama was inaugurated, suggesting that he is enjoying some success in his critical task of rebuilding the nation’s confidence, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

These sometimes turbulent weeks — marked by new initiatives by Mr. Obama, attacks by Republicans and more than a few missteps by the White House — do not appear to have hurt the president. Americans said they approved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, foreign policy, Iraq and Afghanistan; fully two-thirds said they approved of his overall job performance.

By contrast, just 31 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest in the 25 years the question has been asked in New York Times/CBS News polls.


Tulsan said...

Headline 2021: "Oklahoma legalizes gay marriage."

(From a 2003 prediction of when each state would see a successful effort to legalize gay marriage via ballot initiative.)

First on that list: Vermont in 2009 which happened yesterday.

From Changing norms on gay marriage

Tulsan said...

This is good. A Rush Limbaugh listener laid quite a righteous smackdown on the big jerk today. Listen here!

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