Approval Ratings and General Opinions of JFK, MLK, Abraham Lincoln-Aspect 3
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80% View Martin Luther King, Jr. Favorably - Rasmussen Reports™

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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 9:45 PM
Americans still love Martin Luther King Jr. today. A survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that 80% of all Americans favorably view MLK. 13% however have an unfavorable view of him. 47% have a very favorable view of him. 4% have a very unfavorable opinion of him.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 9:36 PM
King organized a march on Washington to protest for civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered his keynote address. The audience was made up of more than 200,000 supporters. The “I Have a Dream” speech showed the hopes they all had for civil rights. The combination of the speech and march fueled the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which got rid of discrimination/segregation in public and schools/jobs. King was an extremely effective leader. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 9:39 PM
King is a figure of extreme historical importance. This has been memorialized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Justic. In Atlanta there is the Martin Luther King National Historic Site. Martin Luther King day is the most important memorial. It was put into effect by Congress in 1983 and is every third Monday in January. This day always falls near King’s birthday.
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Behind the Numbers - Approval Highs and Lows

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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 8:19 PM
Kennedy’s popularity reached its highest at 80% in 1962. His worst approval rating still wasn’t bad. The lowest he ever had was at 30% disapproval. That number was recorded near the end of his presidency.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 10:12 PM
Interesting, Jimmy. I really like the scope of your project and am looking forward to hearing you share your own insight as a result of the research you have conducted.
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Why America Continues to Prefer JFK

Why America Continues to Prefer JFK | Approval Ratings and General Opinions of JFK, MLK, Abraham Lincoln-Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Alvin S. Felzenberg writes on NRO: A conservative friend of mine asked me why the public continues to rank John F.
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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 9:17 PM
One explanation for Kennedy’s popularity is the fact that he left with unfinished business. He was the most recent president that didn’t grow old. He remains young in our minds. His administration is more than what they did. Since he was killed, our nation can imagine whatever he may have done or where he may have led us.
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CNN Poll: JFK remains most popular past president

CNN Poll: JFK remains most popular past president | Approval Ratings and General Opinions of JFK, MLK, Abraham Lincoln-Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
(CNN)--It's a golden anniversary Thursday for John F. Kennedy's inauguration.
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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 7:06 PM
It's been fifty years since JFK's inauguration and he's still popular. Most US citizens believe he ran the country well. Eighty-five percent of Americans today approve of Kennedy's actions in the White House. He's ranked as the best president in the last half century.
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Evidence for The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln

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Hallowed Ground magazine feature on Abraham Lincoln's Often Difficult Relationship with the American Population
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Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 7:33 PM
Abraham Lincoln’s approval rating is not known, but can be inferred. If you look over the losses Republicans faced in Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, it is evident that not even a third of the House gave their support to him. According to the New York Herald only 1 million of the 4.7 million who elected him were with him. A fair estimate based on these observations is about 25 percent approval. That is equivalent to the lowest approval ratings of today.
Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 7:45 PM
The view of the general public at the time of the Emancipation Proclamation was bad. The Chicago Times claimed that it was “a monstrous usurpation, a criminal wrong, and an act of national suicide.” The Crisis (editorial in Columbus, Ohio) wrote, “Is not this a Death Blow to the Hope of the Union? We have no doubt that this Proclamation seals the fate of this Union as it was and the Constitution as it is…The time is brief and when we shall have a DICTATOR PROCLAIMED, for the Proclamation can never be carried out except under the iron rule of the worst kind of despotism.”
Jim Chizmar's comment, March 17, 2013 8:08 PM
Lincoln’s second time getting elected was also very bad. During the Civil War Lincoln only got 1 more percent of the vote in the North, even though he had almost won the war. His percentage of the popular vote went down in 9 states: Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Vermont. He lost in all major cities. He lost by a large majority in New York: 78,746 to 36,673.