Obama's Support Strong, but Historically Average, Divided

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:40 am February 25, 2009

Aide claims to Jake Tapper that Obama’s strong approval rating is “earned.” In fact, it’s exactly average for a president after their first month in office. Yet the partisan gap in approval is significantly wider than all but the past two presidents. Statistically Obama parallels Clinton’s first month, but with less support from independents.

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