— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 28, 2016
.@POTUS approval rating: 55%.
54% say things in the country are going well — CNN/ORC. https://t.co/OPosBVuUAa
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 27, 2016
Politico finds itself agog:
In what’s supposed to be an anti-establishment year, Barack Obama is feeling like the man.
The White House is mapping out the final two weeks until Election Day to take advantage of a president who all of a sudden everyone wants to see more of. Not only will he be out on the trail almost every day of the final week, but he’ll also be targeting millennials on late-night shows, online outlets and radio; taping more robo-calls and radio ads for the down-ballot candidates he’s prioritized; and hitting Donald Trump. He’ll also be making the positive case for Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democrats…
Obama is having a really, really, really good time, loving the love, loving all the people now knocking on the White House doors appealing for his help — and he wants everyone to know it.
“You’re still fired up,” Obama said, as he entered to cheers in the backyard of one of his early donors Monday morning in La Jolla, California, looking out at the Pacific Ocean in front of him.
The polls help: He’s supercompetitive, and there’s nothing he likes more than winning. Except, maybe, a crowd going wild cheering for him. Or making fun of Trump. Or sticking it to the Republicans who did everything they could to attack him the past eight years, only to produce this campaign. Or most of all: watching all the things people said would sink his presidency — from Obamacare to the Iran nuclear deal and everything in between — looking like they’re all about to be cemented with Clinton being elected president.
Aides are bubbling. Longtime supporters feel like they’re finally getting the president they thought they elected eight years ago, cutting down and through his opponents, proudly talking about liberal policy and neither apologizing for it nor getting into the pragmatic talk about compromising.
Now he’s looking to drive it home…
Asked whether Obama feels vindicated, Earnest — who’s been with Obama since he was campaigning in Iowa in 2007 — suppressed a smile.
“He feels good that the argument he is making to the country is resonating not just deeply in the Democratic base, but all across the country. That’s a very satisfying thing,” Earnest said. “The president is pleased about the current trajectory of the race.”…
With that cheery thought in mind, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the week?