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Obama Popularity

Dems Did It to Themselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, Candidates: How'd that whole "Abandoning Obama" thing work out for you?

A GOP Wave? Thank the Democrats' Cave!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Election Night forecast: It won't be pretty. Here's part of why...

Boehner's Popularity Rating Is Much Lower Than Obama's, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

One day after President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year, a new poll finds ...

Obama, The Celebrity, Faces Real World Test

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Can a popular president, recently reelected and reigning supreme culturally and socially, master -- for the sake of prosperity and his vision of a just society -- the sclerotic tribal dynamics of Washington?

Obama's Popularity Rises To 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

President Obama's popularity among constituents is rising in the early days of his second term. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 p...

The State of Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Barack Obama's approval ratings are creeping upward, both because the public likes a jaunty, resolute leader, and because Republican policies are out of sync with public sentiment. Obama pushed Republicans' backs to the wall when they tried to hold hostage tax increases for everybody to a tax cut for the top 1 percent. Obama reminded the public just what a bad idea that was. The Republicans caved. He made it clear that he was not going to allow pay a ransom in exchange for the Republicans relenting on the debt ceiling extension. The Republicans caved again. He came out of the box strong on immigration, insisting on a comprehensive reform package with a path to earned citizenship, and on gun control. On both issues, Republicans are losing the battle for public opinion, and the president has immense powers to move public opinion -- if he will use them.

Obama vs. Romney: The Popularity Contest

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

If he is going to prevail on November 6th, Romney has to accomplish two tasks. He has to tell voters what he would do differently than Obama to create meaningful jobs. And, he has to make voters like him.

Election 2012: eBay and the President

Trish Mitchell | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Trish Mitchell

Right now, it's looking pretty bleak for the first black POTUS -- at least on eBay.

Judis Wrong on Reagan, Bush Popularity

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

John Judis writes in The New Republic that Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush "enjoyed great popularity even though polls showed that the public dislike...

The Unnecessary Fall Of Barack Obama

The New Republic | John B. Judis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama took office with widespread popular support, even among Republicans, and some of his first efforts, including the $800 billion stimulus, initial...

Public Confidence Hits New Low For President Obama (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly six in ten voters say they have little or no confidence in President Obama's ability to make the right decisions for the United States, accordi...

Strategy Corner: Time for a New Kind of Bold from President Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

The administration's calculus that unpopular legislative success can translate into big November wins simply doesn't add up. Unless the administration finds a new strategy, they're facing electoral retribution on a scale unseen since 1994.

Obama Still Popular Abroad, But Not His Policies

McClatchy | Maggie Bridgeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama still has great popularity abroad -- where he enjoys higher approval ratings than he does at home -- but foreign ...

Sam Stein

Obama Still Loved By The Over-Educated | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's popularity has slipped among a wide swath of the population. Among the nation's over-educated, however, he continues to do just fine...

Can the Obama White House Course-Correct in Time to Avoid Hitting the 2010 Iceberg?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's not too late for Obama to right the ship of state. But first he has to acknowledge he needs to chart a fresh course.

Grading Obama on Domestic Policy

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's been nine months since Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Time enough to grade the job he's done and consider...

Obama, Pundits, And Second Guessing Yourself

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I've written about how life in our society is becoming a 'spectator sport'. I'm reminded of this as I hear pundits criticizing Obama as if their points aren't contrived to produce controversy or provoke conflict.

Obama's Poll Numbers Dip Below 50 Percent: What It Means

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama returned from his trip to Asia facing some unsettling news: two new polls showed that his approval rating had dipped below 50 percent ...

Voters Still Back Obama

Politico | Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did you hear that this week would determine the fate of Barack Obama's first term? Or was it next week? The political and media establishment has c...

Don't Mistake Discontent for Failure

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

That we, as a society, once again have the energy to protest and dissent, is actually a hopeful sign that after being knocked for a loop in recent years we're finding our footing anew.

The Character of Barack Obama

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

If health care reform is finally defeated, Obama will not soon recover his credit as a national, a party, or a general-issue leader. To avoid that fate, he will have to grant to politics an importance he has not allowed it thus far.

Sahil Kapur

Despite Dip In Job Approval, 67 Percent View Obama As "A Strong, Decisive Leader": Gallup Poll | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's job approval ratings may have dipped recently in the wake of tough legislative battles, but a significant majority of the public con...

The Ubiquitous Brand Obama -- Is It Overexposed?

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heidi Sinclair

Will we tire of Brand Obama a year from now? Not if he stays on brand and guards the attributes that make him so very compelling: his cool, confident demeanor that says "I will take care of it. "

President of the World

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

While President Barack Obama might not get all the deals he wanted from foreign politicians on his latest overseas trip, he's certainly winning over the people in these countries.

George's and Hillary's Revenge: The Cost of Reelecting Barack Obama

Alex Castellanos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Castellanos

We are seeing a large discrepancy between who Obama is and what he does, a gulf that will mark his presidency. He might replenish the soul but empties the wallet. Cheering for this president is expensive.