WaPo/ABC poll: Americans more optimistic, don’t blame Obama for economic problems
There’s GOOD NEWS for President Obama in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.
The percentage of Americans who think the country is heading in the right direction has tripled since Obama took office. Two-thirds of respondents approve of his overall job performance, and six in 10 give him passing grades on his handling of the economy.
UPDATE: More encouraging news for Obama in a new CNN poll SHOWING that more than 80 percent of Americans think he’ll do a good job representing the United States in his first trip abroad.
Seventy percent of respondents said they believe leaders of other countries respect Obama. At the same juncture in George W. Bush’s presidency eight years ago, only 49 percent of Americans believed that foreign leaders respected him.
POSTSCRIPT: I can only imagine (with great delight, mind you) how frustrating polls like these must be to that peculiar minority of Americans known as Obamaphobes.
All their blather about socialism, teleprompters, birth certificates and what-not has so far come to naught.
And to think that it was just last week that some of these poor saps were so excited (for about 10 minutes) at prospects of a poll purporting to show that Obama’s popularity had declined precipitously. But, alas, that poll turned out to have been based on bogus methodology and made barely a ripple when it was released. (See HERE.)
Yes, there’s a great sense of schadenfreude at Applesauce World Headquarters this morning. I might even treat myself to lunch at the finest restaurant in town.