Tuesday, April 28, 2009

He Comes In (Next To) Last

In 1969 Gallup began polling Presidential popularity at the end of the first 100 days. Of course that new president in 1969 was Richard M. Nixon and, guess what, he was more popular than Lord Obama at the 100 day mark. But that's not saying much, every other president except Clinton was more popular than Barry at the end of 100 days.
Here are the standings per Gallup:

1. Reagan 67%

2. Carter 63%

3. George W. Bush 62%

4. Nixon 61%

5. George H.W. Bush 58%

6. Obama 56%

7. Clinton 55%

The next time you hear a media type gush about how insanely popular Lord Obama is just remember that he's (nearly) the least popular president at 100 days since Gallup started polling the question.