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Brace for the “Crossing of the Streams”: Reagan Poised to Eclipse Obama

April 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics

Apologies to Harold Ramis.

I’ve written in the past about how Obama and Reagan’s approval ratings have compared at the same point in their presidencies. At the beginning of the year I showed how Obama had a comfortable lead, and I asked who wanted to bet me that Reagan would pass him. No takers. I assume that’s because I have no readers, not because the Obama enthusiasts lacked confidence (well, maybe one was afraid…)

Regardless, I am getting ahead of myself and am prematurely announcing that Reagan will take the lead, and is likely to hold it — forever. See below, live chart available here.

How did this happen? Phil Gramm explains it all here.



2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Roth // Apr 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Definitely getting scary. Obama needs to invade something. Even a small caribbean island would do it.

    Even better, invade something, open the monetary spigots, and blow out deficit spending beyond anything seen in the preceding 35 years. *That* would do it!

  • 2 Steve Broback // Jun 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Libya– check. Monetary spigots on full (180 degrees from the Reagan recovery plan) — check. Spending like we’ve haven’t seen since WW2, check. Approval rating? 43.

    Thanks for playing.

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