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Obama Slipped Into The Record Books

President Barack Obama has reached an all-time low in job approval rating compared to other president’s at this point of their presidential tenure. His rating has now slipped to 47%, the lowest ever recorded since the creation of the Gallup poll that measures job approval in 1938. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says that those numbers are meaningless and that he isn’t going to start paying attention to them now. Below is a list of other presidents and their ratings:

George W. Bush – 86 percent
Bill Clinton – 52 percent
George H.W. Bush – 71 percent
Ronald Reagan – 49 percent
Jimmy Carter – 57 percent
Gerald Ford – 52 percent
Richard Nixon – 59 percent
Lyndon Johnson – 74 percent
John Kennedy – 77 percent
Dwight Eisenhower – 69 percent
Harry Truman – 49 percent

As you may have noticed, two other presidents dipped below 50% in history: Reagan and Truman. You may be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? Truman and Reagan were only 2 points away from Obama.” The difference between Reagan, Truman, and Obama is the fact that 4 months into his presidency, Truman faced WWII and dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the U.S. ultimatum was not met by the Japanese. He didn’t take his sweet time to decide if dropping the bombs were the right move or not; as did Obama with his Afghanistan troop decision (over 2 ½ months). Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, not bow down to him; as did Obama to half of Asia and the Middle East. What has Obama done that is worthy? EXACTLY !!