It is generally believed that it takes years to validate the true legacy of a United States President, but recent approval ratings for President Barack Obama indicate that the current leader is heading into the final months of his administration riding a wave of support. President Obama’s approval rating was near 60 percent in a recent poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post.
The poll has to be a source of pride for a president that has been hampered for his entire tenure by a Republican Congress, multiple attempts to repeal his signature health care law, and an unwillingness by Congressional leaders to consider a new justice for the Supreme Court.
Despite all of these obstacles, 58 percent of the people polled stated that they believe President Obama has been an effective leader and that he has managed to do good things for the United States. Health care reform and a better economy were two of the most cited reasons for bestowing approval.
As President Obama reaches the final three months of an eight year tenure and finds himself in the position of a lame duck, he continues to work toward improved trade relations with Asia and other important tasks. It seems that many people are now willing to give President Obama the credit that he has worked hard to earn.