83% approval rating?!
Well, given that about half of those are Republicans, it's pretty safe to assume that Obama's approval amongst Republicans is something like 64%, with maybe 22% of Republicans disapproving. Compare this to Bush, who ended his term with 17% approval nationwide... and presumably about 34% approval amongst Republicans.
So.... it sure is nice to see Republicans with a president they can be proud of again, isn't it?!
Oh, and in the words of prominent Republican Grover Norquist, said right after the last presidential election...
"Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful. They don't go around peeing on the furniture and such."
So... who's unpleasant when not fixed, Grover?! Snip, snip!