According to the poll, 54 percent approve of his job as President-elect and 41 percent disapprove. If only 54 percent approve of him now, I'd hate to see what his approval rating will be a year from now.
41% of voters nationwide Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is handling his new role as President-elect. Twenty-nine percent (29%) Strongly Disapprove. (see trends ). Overall, 54% of voters somewhat or strongly approve of Obama’s performance so far while 41% disapprove.
Forty-seven percent (47%) say Obama will do a good or an excellent job on national security issues.
Among Democrats, Obama’s ratings are +64 (74% Strongly Approve, 10% Strongly Disapprove).
Among Republicans, Obama receives a -41 (9% Strongly Approve, 50% Strongly Disapprove).
Unaffiliated voters are much closer to the center—33% Strongly Approve and 31% Strongly Disapprove for a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2.
Obama's got my luck. He's going to need it. He's got a big mess to clean up. I hope he does a good job and comes through on some of his promises. I'm not expecting him to come through on all of them, as I don't care for all of them. Most politicians say whatever to get elected anyway. If Obama makes due on 20 percent of his promises, I'll be surprised.
Look at what Bush promised us. The only thing he delivered on was lower taxes. That's what, one percent of his promises? Though look how terrible that worked out for us. Our economy isn't any better than it was when he stepped in office, now is it? What happened to the great economic growth we were supposed to get from the tax cuts? You dunno? I dunno either.