Josh Friedeman, the Millennial Perspective
Posted by Cecilia Trent
Congratulations! You have survived the first 100 days of the Barack Obama presidency.
While much of the media is praising President Barack Obama for his high approval ratings for his first 100 days in office, the credit he is receiving seems to be greater than he deserves. According to the latest Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who think President Obama is doing either an excellent or good job is 56%. While an approval rating of that magnitude is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, it is by no means remarkably high.
As a matter of fact, Judith Apter Klinghoffer of the History News Network writes that President Obama ranks sixth out of the last seven elected presidents in approval ratings for their first 100 days (higher only than Bill Clinton’s).
Also interesting: Michelle Obama’s “remarkable” approval rating of 79% is not quite as outstanding when compared to Laura Bush’s rating of 85%.
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