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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Obama mirroring Jimmy Carter's numbers?

Now this is an interesting trend line, especially since I predicted he'd end up being "Jimmy Carter the Second"... guess who's Presidential Approval Rating Obama's most closely resembles, from Harry Truman to today? That's right... it looks a whole lot like Jimmy Carter's... except without the upticks.

But don't take my word for it... take a look for yourself. Also interesting is the fact that he's actually polling 8% LOWER than Carter did at the same time in his Presidency, with almost 20% HIGHER disapproval numbers. All the more interesting with the Special Election taking place for Teddy Kennedy's seat tomorrow.

Here's an interesting piece of trivia for all you electoral buffs out there... anyone care to guess what happened during the first Senate Special Election during Carter's Presidency? That's right... the incumbent Democrats lost a Senate seat they'd held for almost 20 years.

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  • At Mon. Jan. 18, 09:54:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with your prediction that he will be a second Jimmy Carter. I came to the same conclusion shortly after he was elected.

    Unfortunately, I think his administration will prove to be far more damaging and divisive than Carter's ever could have been.

    The last three elections have been increasingly bitter and contested and dirty. I think the next election in 2012 will horribly dirty and divisive. I expect people, (possibly including Obama himself) will often and openly playig the race card.

    It's going to be very ugly, especially since Obama has turned out to be a disappointing president. (In his defence - No one could have lived up to the hype that he was supposed to live up to).


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