UPDATED Mar 09 – Obama Less Popular Than Bush After First Month in Office

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President’s popularity, an inconvenient truth emerged Tuesday that seems destined to get ignored: after one month in office, George W. Bush was more popular than the current White House occupant.
For the first time since Gallup began tracking Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating on Jan. 21, fewer than 60% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president. In Feb. 21-23 polling, 59% of Americans give Obama a positive review, while 25% say they disapprove, and 16% have no opinion.

Almost exactly eight years ago, then newly-elected President Bush’s numbers were 62 percent approving his performance, 21 percent disapproving, and 17 percent having no opinion.
As such, regardless of how hard media are working to foster this view that this is the most popular president in the modern era, such is not the case.
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UPDATE:

09 March 2009

39% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-one percent (31%) Strongly Disapprove.

75% are concerned that Obama’s proposed budget will lead to too much government spending. Read More

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