Graph of the Day for December 13, 2009

"I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest."  Al Gore

"As the debate over health care continues, the Democrats may have lost the competitive advantage that they enjoyed earlier this year."  CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 2008.

Hoven's Index for December 13, 2009

President Obama's job approval rating his first day in office, January 21, 2009:  65%.

On December 11, 2009:  47%.

Number of those polled who strongly disapproved of Obama his first day in office:  16%.

On December 11, 2009:  39%.

Source:  Rasmussen Reports.

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