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Bridget Johnson


September 16, 2013 - 6:19 am

Secretary of State John Kerry’s victory lap over the Mideast peace process may have been cut short, but now he gets to run around with a poll showing his higher approval rating than his boss.

In a new Gallup poll out this morning, Kerry had a 60 percent approval rating, compared to 51 percent for Vice President Joe Biden and 45 percent for President Obama.

The poll was conducted Sept. 5-8, in the heat of the Syria debate.

Eighty-one percent of Democrats approve of Kerry, who unsuccessfully ran for president against George W. Bush, and 55 percent of independents approve. That number dips to 36 percent among Republicans.

Obama enjoys 80 percent approval from Democrats but just 38 percent among Independents and 9 percent among Republicans.

Gallup pollsters said they never asked for an approval rating on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, so don’t have a comparative analysis.

In 2005, though, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a higher approval rating than President Bush.

Gallup did find that Biden’s triumph over Obama in the poll is “the opposite of the historical norm.”


Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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This morning I read an amusing article about Kerrys apparently Botoxed face by Thomas Lifson, " The unnaturally youthful face of American diplomacy", (American Thinker ).
Oh dear, a man who uses Botox. Why want a babyface when you are reaching 70 ? I find it ridiculous, shallow and untrustworthy. I wonder what the Russians thought about it.
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Never working or making something is ridiculous - marrying money to live the easy life is ridiculous & having followers who elect maroons like Kerry to office is ridiculous
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