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Not Too Much Clout

The Sloandog Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:52 PM
B. Hussein doesn't care what his approval rating is and neither do I. B. Hussein wants to destroy the economy and so do I. The sooner he does it the better. The host has to die for the parasites to perish its time to redistribute the pain.

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...