U.S. presidential elections: a perpetual cycle of disappointment

The Wall Street Journal has a chart illustrating the pattern of high approval rating for incoming U.S. presidents followed, almost invariably, by disappointment. Bill Clinton seems the only clear exception to this pattern since WWII.

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  1. […] other context this would be considered a system incentivizing corruption, a system whose outcome is a never ending sequence of disappointments and an electorate who is increasingly cynical about politicians and about the electoral system. […]

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