Don’t look now, but President Barack Obama has been inching up in the polls, tying Reagan for this juncture in his presidency. Several polls have him inching up to nearly 50 percent approval rating after a rough 2014. Is it just a bit of holiday cheer, or is the trend real? And how does Obama compare to Reagan and other presidents in their sixth Christmas?
Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate (WBUR) reported that Obama’s approval rating is up to 48 percent. And they cited Rasmussen Reports, a polling firm often accused of leaning conservative in its surveys. WBUR speculated that the trend was driven by a positive view of the economy (51 percent concur in a CNN/ORC poll) and the stock market breaking the 18,000 point barrier. (Source: Read more)