TPJ: Nearly three-quarters of Americans support President Obama but the conservatives would have you believe that Americans are ready for revolution against the government. "Oh but, but, but, there is a ground swell of opposition as evident by the tea parties!!"--yeah all 29% of you guys, what a movement!! I bet 99 percent of that 29% who disapprove of Obama are Republicans and yet they say the tea parties were not a partisan thing!!
Yeah, like maybe one independent guy amongst a sea of Republicans. And the only reason he's independent is because the Republican party is too left for him. Talk about tone deafness!! They're in denial that America has moved beyond their outdated ideas and principles. And this isn't the only poll to show his approval in the very high 60s--now pushing into the 70s.
Fifty-five percent of Americans say they are now optimistic about the future, up by 7% on February. Obama's highest rating, at 90%, is for being willing to listen to different points of view. He also does well for his understanding of ordinary people and for being a strong leader.
TPJ: Oh but the Conservatives whine that it's Obama doing the "my way or the highway" thing. The Republicans in Congress conveyed right away that they didn't want to work with Obama but with 90% agreeing that he is willing to compromise there are more average Republicans supporting Obama than they might realize. It seems to me that the only ones not supporting the president are Republican politicians in Congress. In order to reach 90% there have to be a lot of Republicans and Independents saying Obama is willing to be bipartisian.
The 55% saying they are optimistic about the future might not sound super high but considering the right track/wrong track numbers under the end of Bush it is extremely impressive. In the final days of Bush, the right track number was polling at 17%. In only 100 days of his four year term the right track number under Obama is 55% and climbing--even in a deep recession!!
So many Americans want him to succeed because in a large way our fate is tied to his. It is amazing how much confidence a people have when they have confidence in their leader. In these uncertain, chaotic times I think Americans are also responding positively to his calm, steady and optimistic style of leading. He is the reassuring voice in the midst of troubled waters. We need to believe in our leaders and so far we believe in Obama and he in us. Let's hope he continues to move us forward and bring confidence back to an exhausted America post-Bush.
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