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Obama Somewhat More Popular Than Bush or Clinton

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Obama Somewhat More Popular Than Bush or Clinton"

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Gallup finds that Barack Obama’s mid-March approval rating is somewhat higher than that enjoyed by his two predecessors:

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In particular, this seems relevant when comparing the present situation to the legislative landscape of 1993. It’s not just that Clinton had a smaller perceived electoral “mandate” but he was actually less popular. At the same time, the less-popular Clinton wasn’t unpopular—those are pretty good numbers he had. But those numbers weren’t good enough to inspire congress to pass an ambitious agenda.

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