Reality Check

Dec 20 2012 @ 6:07pm

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As TPM notes, Obama is riding a wave of new support since the election. The Gallup poll is particularly striking. It shows the highest level of approval since August 2009. I have to believe the uptick is in part because of his pitch-perfect response to Sandy Hook, and the reasonableness of his fiscal cliff proposal. And his ratings mirror one other president’s most closely – albeit with higher lows and lower highs: Ronald Reagan.