The Situation of Impressions of a New President
Posted by The Situationist Staff on May 9, 2009
Pew Research has put together a neat interactive chart featuring the top 20 used to describe President Barack Obama in April compared with the frequency of respondents using those words last September.
Some big changes:
* On the plus side for the President, people are now more likely to describe him as “intelligent” and “good”, and far less likely to describe him as “inexperienced.”
* On the down side (in the eyes of most), the President is far less likely to have the word “change” associated with him, while “socialist” has become a much more popular description of him.
Whatever words are used to describe President Obama, his 67% approval rating suggests people are generally supportive of him. It will be interesting to see Pew’s findings later this year and into the 2010 midterm elections.