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Who is the Most Popular Political Figure in America?

jmg11 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 3:40 PM
Please God, Mr. Doherty, may I offer a bit of friendly counsel: Come on! You are one among TH’s 20-somethings who have little political acumen other than their ability to cut-and-paste someone else's musings. Step up, there is a vacant position for an intellectual leader among the youths at TH. Judging by the last six months of postings, you seem to be the only one with potential to fill it. So the position is sitting there, laughing at you. Won’t you step it up? The time scale should be, pronto! The TH columnists are mostly good, but the youths are cut-and-paste all the way, with minimal commentary.

I’ll give you a hint: it’s not the president of the United States or the Republican governor of New Jersey. So that leaves … yep:

President Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, but today the former Senator and Secretary of State is more popular, with a 61 – 34 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to the president’s 51 – 46 percent favorability, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

President Obama has a split 46 – 45 percent job approval, according to the independent Quinnipiac (KWUIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, down...