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February 24, 2009

Sure, Obama's Popular, But...

In many of the stories previewing tonight's speech by President Obama, the media points out how popular he remains with the American people. Andrew Malcolm looks a little deeper into those numbers, and finds some troubling signs for The One.

One month down, 47 to go.

And Barack Obama's poll numbers have slid almost 10% already. According to the latest Gallup Poll, the new president's approval rating of 68% in January has slipped now to 63%, about average for recent new presidents one month in.

What isn't average, however, is Obama's new disapproval rating -- 24%, or 50% higher than the 16% average for a month-old new presidency.

And it's twice the 12% disapproval rate that Obama had last month.

Malcolm notes the majority of the loss comes from conservatives, but then notes that among middle-class Americans his approval has fallen from 69% to 58%.

Gee, I wonder if Obama's idea of bi-partisanship ("I won.") has anything to do with his falling poll numbers among those he promised to work with?


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