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Public's View of Obama at Year One, in Context

Public's View of Obama at Year One, in Context

By David Paul Kuhn - January 19, 2010

Barack Obama's first year anniversary is this week. Obama will cross that threshold with his public standing ranking in the lower third of the eleven presidents in the post-World War II era. The most striking fact, looking back at Obama's first year approval rating, is the rate of his decline. In the post-war era, only Gerald Ford's public standing plummeted more than Obama's. Below is Obama's approval rating in historical context, as well as a sense of what his persona evokes in the American mind today.

David Paul Kuhn is a writer who lives in New York City. His novel, “What Makes It Worthy,” will be published in February 2015.

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