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Obama's Approval Rating Rather Stagnant

May 12, 2009

Contrary to popular belief, Obama’s approval rating has not fallen much.

According to Real Clear Politics (1), Obama’s approval rating has only fallen from 63.3% on January 27th to 62.2% today.

Perhaps people have became apathetic. Sinse the election, most of the Obama supporters have not changed their minds. However, from the same dates used earlier, his disapproval rating has increase by over 50% (from 20% to 30.4%). Despite this, Obama’s approval rating has not changed. It was only below 60% for one day (March 4th).

We can make several inferences from this data. First, we can conclude that many of the people who had been open to Obama’s policies changed their mind. Second, we can conclude that most of Obama’s supporters are either apathetic towards government and politics or strong followers of his ideology. Finally, we can conclude that the press that most of this majority receives is still proudly endorsing Obama.

These statistics, if nothing else, show that people like to just close their eyes and pretend nothing is happening, even though they’ve been set up for hyperinflation and an evegrowing debt.

(1) http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

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