Reagan, Obama, And The Polls

The parallels, which I've noted many times before, keep getting eerier, as Chris Weigant notes:


Reagan was doing worse at this point than Obama and was headed toward a low of 37 percent approval (as his party got stomped in the midterms). So when you keep hearing the meme of Obama's declining poll numbers (they're actually pretty stable recently), this is worth recalling (as are the worse numbers for Clinton and Carter at this point).

Economic recovery saved Reagan, but it is hard to see an economic bounce in the next two years of the magnitude of the recovery in the 1980s. And there's no more to borrow, is there?