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Not Too Much Clout

homernoble Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:52 PM
Costco and Biden, right? Emelt and Obama, right? Public authority? No budget from the democrat Senate in how long? Reid's intransigence in working with the House, right? Your idiocy makes you a non-adult and less than a child. Don't waste our time; you are tiresome and an irrelevant liberal gibberish gushing toady. We laugh at you.

Generally, presidents enjoy a post-election approval rating bounce.  Nate Silver notes that since Harry Truman left office in 1952, the median bounce in approval has been 6.25%; the average has been 7%.  The bounce for Obama is the smallest since Truman (who actually lost a percentage point); he has enjoyed a bounce of only 2%.

As Silver points out, this may represent the hardened partisan divisions of the present day.  But it also makes it hard to argue that President Obama is sweeping into a new term on a resurgence of public approval -- and his inability to make that claim...