Only Nixon less popular than President Obama in Year 5

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December 31, 2013

President Obama came into office promising to be the opposite of George W. Bush, but he is imitating his predecessor in one regard — his second-term slide in popularity is almost a mirror image of the Republican’s declining fortunes in 2005.

Mr. Obama’s job-approval ratings in most polls this month were 40 percent or lower, down from 54 percent at the start of the year and the lowest of his presidency. Mr. Bush’s popularity in December 2005 stood at 43 percent, down from a high of 57 percent near the beginning of his second term and less than half the 90 percent-plus approval ratings in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Only Watergate-plagued Richard Nixon had a worse rating than Mr. Obama at the same point of his presidency, in 1973. Although presidents tend to lose some public approval after winning second terms, Mr. Obama’s numbers slipped more quickly than most others.

“The history of the presidency is like an hourglass with the sand running out,” said Stephen Hess, a presidential historian at the left-leaning Brookings Institution. “There is a little bump up at the start of the fifth year, and then the downward trend continues. The problem here is that Obama had such a terrible fifth year. He blew that one opportunity he had to put some things together.”

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jim says:

    I am very surprised. Nixon just was responsible for one crime. obama is responsible for the destruction of our country. obama has been destroying our freedoms and liberties. obama is not even qualified to hold and live in the white house. Nixon is a crook, obama is the Traitor.

  • floramae says:

    I’M NOT SURE THESE FACTS ARE CORRECT………..I BELIEVE NIXON HAD A BETTER RATING AT THE FIVE YEAR MARK, THAN THIS POS GARBAGE, NIXON WAS A CHOIR BOY COMPARED TO THIS JACKAL.

  • nomomoney says:

    Isn’t that something! I don’t know who figured that out but I think Nixon was a saint next to Obama…Congress didn’t have any problem impeaching him, or letting him step down, and they are scared to death to impeach Obama. Nixon didn’t sit back and let people get killed. Nixon didn’t ignore the Constitution and dictate to the people , and treat people like they NEED to be took care of like babies., Nixon didn’t have a gun running fast and furious….I could go on and on..

    1. Ed Cunningham says:

      Nixon bugged two buildings and congress impeached him. Obama bugged an entire nation and congress sits on it’s hands.

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