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President Obama’s Popularity Reaches Three Year High of 60%

It’s almost surreal. At the same time that media outlets are reporting that Fox News is losing viewers, a new poll shows that obama smilingPresident Obama’s approval rating has reached a three year high.

According to a Washington Post ABC poll, 60 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of President Obama. It seems that although not everyone enjoyed President Obama’s inaugural address, they still view him very positively, at least according to the newest poll.

The Washington Post reports:

 Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.

Most strikingly, the poll shows that Obama is actually beginning to win over two groups which didn’t vote for him in the general election.  Independents see Obama favorably by a 60-to-36 percent margin, compared with a 51-45 split a year ago. This could have a lot to do with the ratcheting down of media assaults on Obama, which were at an all time high before the election.

Also, 51 percent of older Americans, a group which skews conservative,  now view President Obama favorably.  But those who are strongly partisan on the right still hold very negative views of President Obama, so in that sense, some things never change.

8 Responses to President Obama’s Popularity Reaches Three Year High of 60%

  1. ST Reply

    February 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    FOX News is losing viewers? Sounds like people are finally beginning to wake up!

  2. bernina200 Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Codrington C. Dapp, DITTO,DITTO, unlike Tavis Smiley, Cornell West, who has been married four times, Tavis, never, and who would have him. They have all the time in the world to sit around and criticize the President, let’s see you run for the job and do better. He is the right person, for the job at this time, only God knows what he has gone through and will continue to go through. I am proud he is our President, and no I do not agree with everthing he does or say but I would not be, with any one else even if it was my father, or son.

  3. Codrington C. Dapp Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    For once, we have a black leader who isn’t accused of having affairs, embezzling funds, taking bribes, etc (Kwame Kilpatrick and Ray Nagin, et. al, are you listening?) …Despite receiving a ton of hatred and criticism from both white and black people like no other President before him, this man is still a GREAT role model for young black people today–that no matter what your background is, you can become whatever you want to be and be successful in this life, and you can do it without slingin’ drugs, being a deadbeat dad, being a rapper or an athlete, etc…I, for one, am proud that he is our President…He has handled all of the negativity with grace, and he is a devoted husband and father… we need more black male role models like him…No, he is not perfect–and yes, crime, unemployment, etc. are still problems in society…but guess what? These problems were here long before Obama took office, and they’ll be around long after he’s off the scene…stop looking for someone to wave a magic wand and solve all our problems and start DOING FOR SELF…

    • TAS Reply

      January 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      CC DAPP…Well written, insightful, thoughtful…

    • shouldofpickyourowncotton Reply

      January 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      THANK YOU AND AMEN CODRINGTON C. DAPP. WHAT A MOUTH FULL OF TRUTH.I WISH MOST AMERIKKKANS WOULD HAVE THIS MUCH GRACE AND INTELLIGENCE LIKE OUR IMPERFECT PRESIDENT ESPECIALLY BLACK FOLKS.BRAVO TWO THUMBS UP.

    • Anja Reply

      February 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Codrington C. Dapp,

      President Obama is not a good role model for young black males (or females) in the sense that he supports gay marriage, amnesty for illegal immigrants, abortion on demand that allows black women to k**l thousands of black babies each year, socialism that encourages an artificial leveling of the playing field and takes wealth from those who work to earn a living and redistributes it to others who don’t, encourages class warfare where the rich is demonized (except when he needs their money for re-election) and made to pay “just a little bit more” while many others have never or rarely worked a day in their lives and almost half of American adults do not even pay taxes.

      Obama is a consumate liar who speaks with a forked tongue and will “evolve on” or “tweak” the truth just like all of the other hated “white presidents” to include Bush to further his own agenda and, most importantly, he has crafted agendas, plans and policies to help illegal immigrants (for their votes) and gays (because they are “kindred spirits” and for their support and votes) and adopts an arrogant, insouciant and pedantic attitude when African Americans and their leaders practically beg him to help us solve our problems!!

      That does not sound like a great or even a good leader to me!!! And, as far as Fox News is concerned, at least they are the last (and only) network still willing to challenge the president and present an opposing view to all of the spineless Obama devotees at ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN and all of the liberal network, cable and print media to include the Obama boot-licking black media that will not challenge this president when their people are suffering exponentially!!!

      Any man that will unleash “gay madness” on this country with so many black men and women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other chronic STDs/STIs is either grossly misinformed or plain uninformed about the deleterious effects of legitimizing this lifestyle in our culture.

      His “messianic blessing” has caused clergy to turn away from scripture and support his radical homosexual agenda and have made some black folks practically lose their minds by attacking their relatives, friends and colleagues because if Obama says it so, then it must be.

      Afterall, he is Jamie Foxx’s “Lord and Savior” and Chris Rocks’s “Daddy” with whom we should not disagree nor disrespect but it seemed perfectly okay to vilify and attack Bush for his foreign policy of killing people with Drones and other rather “unsavory” methods such as water boarding that the then Senator and Candidate Obama was vehemently opposed to.

      If a prevaricating, pseudo Christian, former drug using gay and immigrant loving socialist is your idea of a great president then we in this country are in more trouble than I thought and that does not bode well for the future of black people or for our country in general!!!!!!!!

  4. Ruby from NJ Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    When people have positive feelings toward you, they are more willing to support your programs.

  5. John Ganely Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

    But does this make the country, the economy, unemployment, the homicide rates, any better? We need positive action, not only positive thoughts.

    Thank you,

    John

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