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Not Too Much Clout

SageAdvice68 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:00 AM
Hell, that 2% was just these dumbasss TROLLS on TH jumping up and down yelling, "We Won!" In my eyes this 2% are merely a few more since the election is now over who are willing to admit just how much they truly hate America and all things American. Simply keep in mind folks.....All of these un-American perverted Craphead POS.... Suck BDiks!!

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...