A series of polls are giving President Obama payback for years of Republican obstruction. At the exact time that Republicans were hoping to open the door to take back the White House, the American people are supporting the president at newly high levels.
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that President Obama's job approval rating has jumped nine points in a single month, and is now 50%-44%.
President Obama's job approval rating continues to skyrocket as a new Gallup poll has found that more Americans approve than disapprove to the president.
A new CBS News poll has found that President Obama's approval rating has jumped seven points to reach its highest level in a year.
President Obama is planning to unleash a new wave of executive actions that the new Republican congressional majority will be powerless to stop.
Rand Paul's claim that Obama is losing the moral authority to lead is similar to what Republicans said about Bill Clinton in 1998, and another sign that Republicans are eyeing up impeachment.
Despite the many attempts by Republicans to generate a scandal, a new CNN/ORC poll found that the president's approval ratings are going up.
The latest Gallup poll on President Obama's job approval rating contained an interesting nugget of information. After two years on the job, Barack Obama's approval rating is higher than that of two recent presidents who had big reelection victories, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. One term Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, and post-9/11 president George W. Bush had higher ratings than Obama at the halfway mark.
One of the dirty little secrets about presidents and approval ratings is that more often than not the numbers are governed by pocketbook politics. Both Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan inherited recessions early in their terms, and interestingly, Obama is has a higher approval rating that Reagan at the same point during their first terms. Obama is actually stronger than Reagan was right now.