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Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2010 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After taking a look at Obama's numbers for the month, we continue our march backwards through history, this month serving up a comparison between Obama and Richard Nixon's term-and-a-half.

Obama Poll Watch: Obama Halts His Slide

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month, the news for Obama fans is not bad. It's not get-up-and-cheer good, either, but it's a lot better than the news has been for the past two months.

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

Obama Poll Watch -- Scraping Fifty Percent

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

November wasn't a particularly good month for President Obama in the polls. Not disastrous by any means, but not very cheerful either. For the first time, Obama's numbers flirted with going below 50 percent.

Obama Poll Watch [August 2009] -- Obama's Base Support Erodes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news for Obama fans continues to be bad this month. There may be a faint glimmer of a spark of hope in the numbers -- but that's about all I can promise here, sorry about that.

Obama Poll Watch, July 2009: The Honeymoon's Over

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news this month for Obama fans is not particularly good, as Obama has definitely ended his "honeymoon" period (which virtually all first-term presidents go through).

Obama Poll Watch (June 2009) -- Obama v. Clinton (Second Term)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's poll numbers have dropped this month -- a whopping one-and-a-half percentage points. Reports that the sky is falling may be overblown.

Obama Poll Watch [May 2009] -- Obama v. Clinton (First Term)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The stability of Obama's numbers (especially the approval rating) continued in May, which is remarkable compared to other presidents during the same time period in their terms.

Obama Should Be Ashamed Only Two-Thirds Approve of Him

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People are weighing their own impressions of our new president with what the media is telling them to believe. For the most part, they are deciding that the media's take is wrong.

A Surprise In Obama's Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than looking at the overall picture of how Obama's doing in the polls, I have been noticing something interesting which I don't believe others have picked up on.

The Bradley Effect v. The Obama Effect

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's white voter support in the polls be higher than his actual support on Election Day? Will this be a regional factor, or a nationwide factor? And how big a factor is it?

Concern Over Country's Direction At Greatest Level Ever Recorded

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT and MARJORIE CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are more dissatisfied with the country's direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in...