President Obama’s Approval Rating Higher Than Clinton And Reagan

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

James Carville needs to pipe down: President Obama’s average approval rating is currently at just over 51 percent, and higher than the average first-term approval ratings for both President William J. Clinton, and President Ronald Reagan.

According to Zennie62.com and Gallop data, the approval ratings for Clinton and Reagan were 49.3 and 50.3 respectively.

It’s important to remember that both presidents Clinton and Reagan faced economic challenges during their first terms. Reagan had it worse than President Obama, with unemployment at 11 percent in 1983 – one year before he was reelected.

Democrats had dreams of replacing Reagan with Walter Mondale and (the late) Geraldine Farraro, but Reagan won his second term in a landslide election.

James Carville’s blast that President Obama should “panic” was just plain off-base, and disrespectful. What’s Carville trying to do? Mr. Carville is better off delivering such a message via back-channels, and not out in public.

Stay tuned.

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    Zennie Abraham
    Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.
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