President Obama may not get the favorable press coverage that President Reagan got during his tenure and beyond, but it seems that he is getting the job done. He has tied up Reagan in approval ratings at this point in his presidency. This means that Obama and Reagan received the same popularity at this point in their presidencies.
The HuffingtonPost.com reports that President Obama has enjoyed an uptick in his approval ratings as of late and speculates that this could be due to the fact that it is the holidays. There is perhaps an uptick simply because of holiday cheer. Others wonder if this is not more of a real trend towards the positive for the President. After all, the economy is ticking along just fine under his leadership, and gas prices are also dropping. With key metrics like this, the President deserves to be polling at least a little higher according to many.
The approval ratings for both Reagan and Obama at this point in the presidency are still trumped easily by the ratings Clinton received. He was able to muster approval ratings of 67% at this point in his tenure, which impressed Beneful and many other companies. Times were good under Clinton, and he was able to wrack up some great polling numbers at the time. It is doubtful that such high approval ratings will be seen by President Obama anytime soon. There is simply too much anger direct towards him from various sources for that.