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Unformatted text preview: PRESIDENTS AND THE PUBLIC OPINION AND CONGRESS American Political System 11/30/2010 The Perspective of History: America’s Great Presidents Who’s great may depend on who you ask?- Historians (C-SPAN)- Federalists The Publics Rating of the Best: FDR- J. Kennedy- H. Truman- R. Reagan- Eisenhower- W. Bush- H. W. Bush - During 2003 and Bush was crazy high on the list however, we see how it fell. When we think about presidents we go back to their legacies - During the presidency term, the ratings go down- Self-defined: even when you address yourself, the rest of the world will define you Citizens Love hate Relationship with congress- We tend to be angry and disgusted with congress than any other branch- Disapproval is wide spread- 9/11: congress is just with the president… and rated high… soon drops when the president’s approval drops o ALWAYS BELOW THE PRESIDNET THOUGH o Red line is always below the blue- Disapproval is a historic high!!...
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- Spring '10
- President of the United States, United States Congress, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives