(NationalSentinel) If you only got your news for the discredited Washington establishment media, you would believe that Barack Obama was the most awesomely popular president in U.S. history, while his successor, Donald J. Trump, is entering office after just having been elected in a huge electoral victory as the most unpopular president ever.
But a new analysis of average approval ratings finds that reality is not what the media is selling these days when it comes to rating the former president. As reported by CNSNews.com:
President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll.
That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term.
It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent).
John F. Kennedy ranks highest with an average approval rating of 70.1 percent, CNSNews.com reported. He is followed by Dwight Eisenhower (65.0 percent), George H.W. Bush (60.9 percent), Bill Clinton (55.1 percent), Lyndon Johnson (55.1 percent), Ronald Reagan (52.8 percent), George W. Bush (49.4 percent), Barack Obama (47.9 percent), Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent).
“After his first year,” the Gallup analysis said of Obama’s poll numbers, “he received sustained majority approval only once more during his first term in office. Fortunately for him, that came during his 16th quarter in office — around the time he was re-elected in the fall of 2012. Shortly after his second term began, his support dipped back into the 40s and did not return to the majority level again until his final year in office.”
At some points during his eight-year tenure, his approval rating sank to 38 percent.
“This included in August and October 2011 after contentious negotiations over the debt ceiling limit and subsequent downgrading of the U.S. credit rating. Obama also failed to generate sufficient support for legislation designed to address the still-weak employment situation.
“Obama’s approval ratings also fell to 38% in September 2014, shortly after the Islamic State terrorist group released videos showing the beheadings of U.S. journalists captured overseas,” Gallup said.
Obama was obviously not the most unpopular president in history, but his approval ratings are not as meteoric as they were made out to be by the press during his two terms in office.
Prediction: The same angry Left media will hyper focus on Trump’s approval ratings and try to use any decline as a means of further discrediting him and his policies, no matter how high, on average, his approval ratings stay.
With this media, Trump will never be portrayed in a good light, which means he won’t have the benefit of decorum shown to presidents by the media in the past, regardless of party.