With his highly successful foreign trip and his renewed support for the United States among those living in world nations, the American public now gives President Obama the highest approval numbers of his presidency at 66% according to a new NEW YORK TIMES poll. In addition, the president enjoys 59% approval for his handling of foreign policy and 56% approval for his handling of the economy. By contrast, the Republican Party is suffering from just 31% public approval numbers, the worst public support figures in 25 years.
In addition, the number of Americans who believe that the country is headed in the right direct has taken a big 15 point jump as well to 39%, only a little below the February 2005 figure into the second term of George Bush before the huge global recession resulted.
Critics such as Rush Limbaugh as well as the TEA Party movement have attempted to oversimplify and misrepresent the economic policies of President Obama, however some positive signals in the economy as well as Wall Streets stocks rebounding about 20% in value since the president took office are quickly pulling the rug out of the shallow arguments of critics such as Rush Limbaugh as well as shrinking Republican hopes of any political comeback in the 2010 midterm elections.
During their European tour, the Obamas made the greatest splash since the Kennedy family during that early 60's administration. Both President Obama as well as his wife really advanced the world opinion of the United States with their highly successful trip as well as the humanitarian visits by President Obama's wife. The U.S. couldn't have been better represented or received better positive publicity.
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