What's Different About President Obama?


Gallup published their most recent approval ratings for President Obama today. Since they were up slightly, Gallup felt it was important to tell all of us how the President's approval ratings tracked with others'.

If Obama's standing among the public, as measured by his job approval rating, improves in the coming months, he will be in a stronger position for re-election. But if his approval rating declines, a second Obama term would be very much in doubt.

But I don't really care about their crystal ball. What made my jaw drop was the disparity in the number of times they've polled approval ratings when compared to others. Dubya, 7 times in 14 quarters. Reagan, 7 times. Clinton, 6 times.

Barack Obama, 88 times.

What could the difference be?

[h/t @theonlyadult]


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