OK, that headline is not quite an accurate headline. But neither are these:
USAToday: Poll: Public thinks highly of Obama
Chicago Tribune: Obama riding high in polls
Based on that most recent Gallup poll, we find that Obama's popularity, relatively speaking, is not as strong as the media wants you to believe:
Bush 2001 62%
Clinton, 1993 55%
Bush, 1989 58 %
Reagan, 1981 67%
Carter, 1977 63 %
Nixon, 1969 61 %
Obama, 2009 56%
There you have it. Pretty much tied for last over the past quarter-century. T he media is trying a Jedi mind trick - you are the only one who doesn't love the Chosen One, his popularity is sky-high, he can do no wrong, these are not the drones you're looking for....
Incidentally, why didn't Laura Bush get the same fawning coverage that the gritchy Michelle Obama recieves? Same link as above:
Laura Bush 85%
Michelle Obama 79%
FOX News, who's polls gave Obama an extra percentage point or so, at least pointed out the following:
One noticeable difference is that approval of Obama is much more divided along partisan lines today than Bush's ratings were eight years ago.
Bush, the president who won after what the media still calls "the most divisive election in history". Maybe, based on the tightness of the finish, but at least he pulled America together behind him. Obama has viciously divided a nation eager for "change"; he has instead pursued a ideologically radical agenda with an administration that is acting progressively more authoritarian.
The the media, like any state-controlled press organ, tells it the way Obama wants to hear it:
"The Leader is Good.
The Leader is Great
We surrender our will
as of this date!"