Mar 3, 2009
Misguided protests fall short thanks to the President’s skyrocketing approval ratings
Despite the sparsely attended and misguided so-called “Chicago Tea Parties” last week protesting against President Obama’s federal stimulus and recovery plan, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll just released confirms they are a small minority, and the President’s approval ratings are at an all-time high.
In the survey, 68 percent have a favorable opinion of the president, and 60 percent approve of his job in his short time in the White House. In a direct slap in the face of those obstructionists who staged the misnamed protests, 41 percent think that the country is headed in the right direction, and that’s a significant jump from the poll in January when only 26 percent said the country was on the right track.
I hope the obstructionism and protests continue. According the poll, almost half of all Americans believe the Democratic Party is better suited to getting the country out of a recession over the Republican Party, and just 20 percent believe the Grand Oil Party were better qualified to accomplish it.