New York Times article "Could Obama Be Invincible?" (March 19th, 2010) by Charles M. Blow offers the latest in absurdities from the Times. If history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce, Charles M. Blow is the farce to Jayson Blair's tragedy. Blow argues that Barack Obama's polls have not declined much over time.
According to Gallup, Barack Obama, starting with the 6rd highest approval rating of the 13 comparable presidents since Herbert Hoover, now is has the 9th highest approval rating. He is now below presidents Richard Nixon, and George W. Bush, narrowly beating Jimmy Carter and post-pardon Gerald Ford due to a recent uptick. The approval ratings of these thirteen presidents is displayed graphically below (click to enlarge; note that because the graphics are dense, this link provides a very large display).First, let’s take his job approval rating. Yes, it slid during the summer, but it stabilized around 50 percent in November and has hovered there ever since.
He has the 3rd highest disapproval rating, (recently beating Harry Truman for the worst at that moment in time). He started with the 5th highest. The disapproval ratings of the same thirteen presidents is displayed graphically below (click to enlarge; note that because the graphics are dense, this link provides a very large display).
Barack Obama's meteoric fall in polls is surpassed only by the unctuous and disingenuous bile Charles M. Blow spews.