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Are republicans aware Obamas approval rating is higher than Clintons was at this point in his first term?

Clinton won re-election, remember?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Clinton won re-election thanks to DIck Morris who convinced him to enact large parts of the Republican agenda and back off from the left wing completely. It was the concept of triangulation that saved Clinton.

    Look up what DIck Morris has to say about his old boss and Obama today.

    To those hitting the thumbs down, yea I know the truth hurts so bad.

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  • TJ9
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    People can fall very far very fast. Obama can go from the most loved President in modern history to being second only to Pres. Bush by September. He is a 1,000 point wall street drop and a 1% or higher jump in unemployment to becoming the killer of the economy from the savior of the economy. He could loose re election if he makes a few mistakes. People won't listen to him if there are more problems. And I doubt the republicans will be strong enough to save the day because they'll have 8 years of Bush to deal with. If Obama looks bad the democratic party will run another democrat in his place just to hold on to Presidential power

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  • 1 decade ago

    Clinton is gone no longer relevant to any of the current issues that concern republicans! Rather Republicans are watching with great expectations the rapid dwindling of support for both the Obama Health Care plan and the Obama Cap and Trade bill. Very few republicans have anything against Obama personally.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That's so long ago they probably no longer realize it ever happened. Americans overall tend to live in a bubble that extends no more than a few weeks back and no more than a few week forward and anything outside of that is meaningless to them. Obama, being one of the exceptions, remembers that Gay Rights and Health Care were the issues that made a train wreck of Clinton's first two years and sparked the GOP comeback of '94, he's being careful not to try to do too much too quickly, as FDR once said, "A President can't go any faster than the people let him". The last 30 years of GOP policy are a perfect example of what George Santayana wrote in 1905, "Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it's mistakes".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And Clinton was elected by 43% of the vote too (thanx to Ross Perot) so six months in, what do you expect

    Compare Obama to Carter. Their policies and their election on the heals of hatred for Republicans Is MUCH more similar!

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  • 1 decade ago

    True, but Clinton didn't spend money on crap like it was going out of style. Nor did he spend his first 6 months in office signing legislation that he forced threw Congress without anyone ever bothering to so much as read the bill

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And of the last 12 presidents, 0bama is 10th. lowest Only above Johnson and Clinton. So what's your point? How to misuse stats?

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  • Yeah, and the same as Bush was during his first 6 months

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090721/ap_on_re_us/us...

    "Obama still has a solid 55 percent approval rating — better than Bill Clinton and about even with George W. Bush six months into their presidencies"

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  • It's higher than Clinton's and lower than Bush's at this point in their terms

    So?

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  • Are you aware his approval rating is lower than Bush's at this same point?

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