Obama Approval Rating in First 100 Days

Whether you voted for him or not, few Americans can honestly say that on January 20th, they were not anxious to see how the first Black President of the United States would perform as leader of the free the world. After recently completing his first 100 days in the Oval Office, the Barack Obama approval rating is extremely high for a leader faced with so much adversity from a devastating recession to two wars in the Middle East.

The Obama approval rating notwithstanding, how has the Commander-in-Chief performed as president and has he succeeded at accomplishing the many promises he made on the campaign trail?

According to a recent Associated Press poll, the Obama approval rating is at 64 percent for his first 100 days, which is higher than his predecessor George W. Bush, whose approval rating hovered around the high 50 percent range during his first 100 days. However, the Obama approval rating is down slightly from a rating of 67 percent during the month of February.

Nevertheless, 48 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in a positive direction, compared to 44 percent who believe the country is headed down the wrong road. Despite the polarizing issues that our new president has to tackle, the people who believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction is up eight points since February and a whopping 31 points since October 2008, before the presidential election.

Unfortunately for Obama, he inherited a country deeply divided on many turbulent issues, which makes it impossible to please every American. However, on many key issues that he campaigned for, he has been able to enact bold legislation that will get this country moving in a different direction than that of the Bush administration. For his boldness and action, the Obama approval rating for first 100 days in office has been a resounding success.

Obama began his presidency by ordering the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison on January 22; lifting the ban on federal funding for organizations performing abortions on January 23; signing the federal stimulus package on February 17; reversing Bush

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