WASHINGTON (AFP) – Barack Obama has attained extraordinarily high levels of public approval, according to opinion polls released Sunday, ahead of his historic inauguration ceremony as the first African-American president.
A survey conducted by The New York Times and CBS News found a US public eager to give the president-elect a wide berth as he attempts to turn around a faltering US economy, tackle global warming, help solve the intractable Middle East peace process, along with a plethora of other mammoth challenges.
Of those surveyed, 79 percent were optimistic about the next four years under Obama, the highest level of goodwill attained by any of the past five incoming presidents.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
This country wll always be divided.
If there aren't enough problems and issues to divide it, someone will THINK of one ... people just can't be happy.
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Answer by foreverb3 at 9:28 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
I don't consider polls as reliable sources of information. They can be interpreted many different ways. For instance, if you went to DC right now and did a poll, it would overwhelmingly be in support of Obama. If you were visiting DC right now, what would be the likely event you would be attending? So you would be in support of Obama.
I feel that our country will always be divided on all issues. But we all want a good outcome, we just have a different view of how to get there. Just because we don't agree, it doesn't mean that we are wanting destruction of this wonderful country of ours.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:28 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
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Does anyone have a from scratch recipe for cornbread?