Originally Posted by carolinalima
Obama's approval rating is about 62%, which IMO is huge considering the MESS of a country he got, thanks a lot to your beloved Bush.
Here's the authoritative page, which shows him at an average of 60.2%. It was actually up a little at the beginning of this week. How AIG affects him remains to be seen.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/
And he's not "my beloved Bush." I'm an independent. In addition to that, I used to teach history, and I have a pretty good handle on how this all works out, over time.
But just as an aside, our current economic problems are largely due to the rise in oil (and thence gas) prices, which triggered defaults on shaky mortgages. The oil price rise is mainly due to the economic boom in China and India. The shaky loans are largely due to the changes in the Community Reinvestment Act under Bill Clinton and the refusal of Congress to re-impose stricter regulation on FNMA and Freddie Mac proposed by Republicans but blocked by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, both Democrats.