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Obama popularity lower than Bush's at six-month mark

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's tumbling poll numbers have dipped below those of his predecessor George W. Bush at the same point in his White House tenure, according to a national poll released Tuesday.Obama's approval rating is 55 percent six months into his presidency, a USA Today/Gallup poll found. But 56 percent of those polled approved of the job done by George W. Bush after six months, the daily reported.Obama's handling of the economy appears to be key in his fading popularity, as Americans become more pessimistic about how long it will take the economic downturn to end."His ratings have certainly come back down to Earth in a very short time period," Republican pollster Whit Ayres told the daily.By 49 percent to 47 percent, respondents said they disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy, while they disapprove of his health care policy by 50 percent to 44 percent.Nevertheless, White House adviser David Axelrod called the "turbulence" predictable, and expressed confidence in the public's support for the president."People fundamentally like this president, and they believe he's smart and capable and strong and trying to do the right thing," he said.Despite his falling poll numbers, the survey found that Obama remains personally popular.Two-thirds of subjects polled found him to be a strong and decisive leader who understands the problems they face in their daily lives, while a majority said his administration "is creating a new spirit of idealism."The telephone poll of 1,006 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus four percentage points.BUT DONT WORRY ABOUT THAT. HES OUR BLACK PRESIDENT RIGHT?

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Lower than bush by 1% that doesn't mean anything imoI doubt bush wud have handled credit crunch times better.

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It's cos Obama is living up to his manifesto.CHANGE.He wants to make the gov't pay for health insurance for the poor people because they will just continue to suffer if not, but because private health insurance counts for 19% of their economy and the plan will cost billions people don't like the idea.Americans are so waste.

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Because Bush was a popular candidate at the start and then didnt really have anything major to deal with in that period, whereas Obama has the whole economy, health care and the troops situations to deal with

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When bush came to power america=hunky doryWhen obama came to power america=sh*t.

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Imo its because america ia having tough times now but wen bush was in power things were ok ;)

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Imo its because america ia having tough times now but wen bush was in power things were ok ;)
Obama = Came in at a bad timeBush = Had it all easy, it's a sign of how much more 'liked' Obama is as he is only 1% down all things taken into account.
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TBH, SINCE OBAMAS INAUGURATION THE ONLY THREADS THAT SHOULD BE MADE ABOUT HIM ANYMORE ON A UK FORUM THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH OBAMA SHOULD BE: OBAMA SENDS FOR UK: OBAMA BEEN SHOT: MALIA OBAMA AND __________________ (ENTER CELEBRITY MALE OF CHOICE) ARE DATING: MICHELLE OBAMA SHOT: SERIOUS OBAMA SCANDAL ROCKS HIS PRESIDENCYOUTSIDE THIS.. WE DONT GIVE A f*ck.

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Lower than bush doesn't mean anythingIn fact, opinion polls rarely mean much.
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who cares man made it to the office id jus f*ck around for 4 years if i was him

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who cares man made it to the office id jus f*ck around for 4 years if i was him
yeah, f*ck around to make 'change'. :/people thee days
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Pastor Manning>>>>>___guy does not give a f*ck

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Pastors are f*ck*ng gangsters. Using the name of god to earn stinking amounts of p.

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who cares man made it to the office id jus f*ck around for 4 years if i was him
yeah, f*ck around to make 'change'. :/people thee days
InnitSome dumb statement, along with Venom's
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Pastors are f*ck*ng gangsters. Using the name of god to earn stinking amounts of p.
works of the devil
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he shouldnt be called black... his mum must be sobbing in her tissue (if shes alive)

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how can he be so popular tho... then soon as they get him in everyone be hating obama... americans must love to hate there presidents

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Healthcare ting will be a tellling time for him

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Was Bush even that unpopular during his first 6 months in office?

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Give him time to bring down the USHe still got 4 years left

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I like how he has spoken out against the police after a harvard professor was arrested. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/2...nry-louis-gates
Funny how he can speak out for a rich Harvard professor over an issue which was justifiedWhat about the countess police brutality incidents that has happend with footage
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Issue that was justified!?!Did he not comment on a bad history of police-minority relations. Your constant negativity is a lot and you never offer solutions.

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