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Unformatted text preview: PRESIDENTS AND THE PUBLIC OPINION AND CONGRESS American Political System 11/30/2010 The Perspective of History: Americas Great Presidents Whos 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 presidents 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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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course ENVD 3114 taught by Professor Pyatt during the Spring '10 term at University of Colorado Denver.
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