Monday, February 9, 2009

The Public Also Approves Obama's Process

As I wrote here two days ago in an item called "The Symphony Of Process," I am appreciating how Barack Obama is handling the stimulus bill debate. Well, apparently I am not the only one. Gallup's new poll shows that President Obama receives a whopping 67 percent approval rating for the way he is handling the government's efforts to pass the stimulus bill. Congress, not so much. Democrats get a 48 percent approval rating. Republicans get 31 percent. And Obama gets his high rating in spite of the fact that only about half the population is in favor of the general concept of the bill itself. This means that there are people out there who approve of Obama's approach even though they don't agree with what he is trying to do.

So I guess I am not alone in my admiration of President Obama and the integrity of his process.

UPDATE: And still the Mainstream Media can't figure out what the headline is. CNN just posted a story with the titillating headline that Obama is more popular than his stimulus package. Buried in the story is the fact that people approve of his method of negotiation over anyone else, and certainly over Republicans. Why is that not the headline? Because it's not as sexy or controversial? Really? And one wonders why we feel that the MSM disappoints us time and time again. This much is clear: if there is to be a new method of politics in Washington, D.C., it will not be because CNN caught the headline at an early stage. And it won't be because they don't have the story, either. It'll be that they bury the story out of preference for a grabbier headline.

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