Michael van der Galien

Time Flies: Obama Was Invincible One Year Ago

Posted on January 11 2010 10:00 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Remember President Obama’s huge victory, when he received 365 electoral votes and had historic approval ratings? Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post wrote then, “The president’s initial job approval rating — 68 percent — is the second highest in Gallup polling since World War II, eclipsed only by (you guessed it!) John F. Kennedy who in a February 1961 survey had a stratospheric 72 percent job approval score. Of the modern presidents, Obama’s standing is far and away the strongest at this point in his presidency. George W. Bush had a 57 percent job approval rating in February 2001 and Bill Clinton had a similar 58 percent in January 1993. Times were even harder for George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan — both of whom started their terms with job approval ratings of 51 percent.” President Obama’s job approval rating right now: 51 percent.

Read the whole thing at Human Events.

With the President’s approval ratings dropping like a rock, this year will see far less deference to the wishes of this unpopular administration.

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