Party Patriotism: Public's Perspective Drives Partisanship


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Feb 9, 2014 | Views: 297 | Score: 4
Democratic ApprovalRepublican Approval
George W. Bush '04-051591
Barrack Obama '12-138610
Percentage of Americans
Sources: gallup.com
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Feb 9, 2014 9:46 AM said:

The last nine presidential-years, Obama's first four and Bush's final five, rank in the top 10-most-polarized years. It seems that Americans of both parties are far more likely to base presidential approval on party affiliation rather than on the job the president is doing. This polarized mindset perpetuates government gridlock, as politicians realize effectiveness is not a requisite for reelection.

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