In his final months in office G.W. Bush had job approval ratings that hovered in the high 20's and low 30's percentage rate. Obama's job approval rate currently is 66%.
60% of Americans approve of Obama's handling of the economy.
52% approve of Obama's handling of the federal budget deficit.
In the final months of the Bush administration only 15% of people generally thought the country was going in the right direction. That number has since risen to 42%.
Those numbers are pretty dang large swings in both confidence in the leadership of the nation and in how the nation as a whole is doing.
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