I’ll gladly take America and the Democratic party under Barack Obama’s leadership under the shrinking GOP run by a radio host. And America agrees.
In the survey, 68 percent have a favorable opinion of the president, including 47 percent whose opinion is ‘very positive’ — both all-time highs for Obama in the poll. Moreover, 67 percent say they feel more hopeful about his leadership and 60 percent approve of his job in the White House.
Yet the percentage of Americans who are confident that Obama has the right goals and policies for the country — 54 percent — is slightly smaller, suggesting that the president is more popular than his policies are. An example: 57 percent tend to support the stimulus, compared with 34 percent who tend to oppose it.
Still, these attitudes about Obama have helped fuel a big jump in the percentage of Americans who believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction, according to the poll. In January’s NBC/Journal poll, 26 percent said the country was on the right track; now 41 percent think that.
But, what about the parties? Surely the brilliant combination of Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner and Rush Limbaugh is far ahead of Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid!
Just 26 percent view the Republican Party positively, which is an all-time low for the party. That’s compared with 49 percent who have a favorable view of the Democratic Party.
Well, I guess next week Fox News will have to go back to making him out to be a secret Muslim black separatist who likes to kill babies for sport.