On the Inauguration Satisfaction Spectrum, the American people lie somewhere between President Obama himself and Lupe Fiasco
Only 50% of folks polled on their level of excitement for the POTUS' second inauguration felt genuinely thrilled about it, Politico informs us
. The figure matches that for George W. Bush on his
big day, round two, back in 2005.
"The thrill is gone, along with the hope that the start of a new presidential term of office will bring a divided nation together," said Keating Holland, Polling Director for CNN, who observes that Obama's first inaugural bash garnered the comparatively high rate of 68% support nationwide.
So what gives? A partisan glee gap, of a sort, that made the inauguration ceremony feel a bit like a wedding in which half of those receiving invites once dated the groom.
"The survey showed that more Americans view [the inauguration] as a celebration for Obama's supporters than they view it as a celebration of democracy in action," writes Politico
's Kevin Cirilli.