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Wilf Woods | Presidential support almost always declines over time

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The success rate of presidents getting votes for their “clearly stated positions” is an interesting study.

Obama, for instance, got a 96.6 percent vote in 2009, dropping to 54 percent in 2012.

His loss of votes matches that of George Bush, who went from 86 percent in 2002 down to 38.3 percent in 2007, or Clinton’s record of 86.4 percent in 1993 to 36.2 percent in 1995.

Reagan went from 82.4 percent in 1981 to 43.5 percent in 1987. Carter’s…

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