Obama’s 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest of Post-WWII Presidents, Only Carter, Ford Fared Worse, Unemployment Rate Same Today As It Was When He First Took Office, Gas Prices Nearly Doubled, The Biggest Spender In World History.
Obama Averages 49% Approval in First Term
Approval has been climbing in recent quarters
PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.
Gallup: Obama’s 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest of Post-WWII Presidents
Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages in their first terms, Gallup reported.
Unemployment Rate Same Today As It Was When Obama First Took Office
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Even though much has changed the past four years, President Barack Obama begins his second term with one thing that hasn’t: the unemployment rate.
When Obama first took office in January 2009, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. Today the unemployment rate is once again at 7.8 percent.
GALLON OF GAS: 1/20/09 — $1.84; 1/21/13 — $3.26
Obama Is The Biggest Spender In World History
It’s official. President Barack Obama is the biggest spender in the history of the world. And that is not hyperbole. Like a shopaholic who denies the addiction, Obama has consistently been in denial about his reckless spending addiction. Despite President Barack Obama’s denials, though, an analysis by Forbes shows there has not been a greater spender than Obama.
According to Forbes, “Obama’s own fiscal 2013 budget … shows federal spending increasing from $2.983 trillion in 2008 to an all time record $3.796 trillion in 2012, an increase of 27.3%” and, “before Obama there had never been a deficit anywhere near $1 trillion.”
In addition, Obama had four consecutive budget deficits of over a trillion dollars and, in just one term, will “will have increased the national debt as much as all prior Presidents, from George Washington to George Bush, combined.”
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