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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

About Those Sagging Approval Ratings

On Saturday, Tom Jensen — a pollster for Public Policy Polling — offered up an important data point from the company’s last national survey:

Barack Obama’s approval rating with people who didn’t vote for him is 14%.
Barack Obama’s disapproval rating with people who voted for him is 6%.
So he’s won over twice as many people as he’s lost since he got elected. Who in the national media is going to write that story?

We aren’t the national media, but it’s a point well taken.

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