Indeed, they're quite high. High enough that I'm not sure they're real; as has been pointed out, fewer people disapprove of Barack Obama than approve of George W. Bush. Yes, it's still the transition period when you don't have to make any hard decisions.
If you believe that the President's numbers generally track the right track/wrong track number, recall that prior to the election we were in the single digits on the right track. It appears that almost everyone who thinks the country is on the "wrong track", regardless of what they think the "right track" looks like, belives Barack Obama will take use there.
That, or no one wants to say The Black Guy isn't doing a good job.
And adding to that, I'm not even sure if most people know that much about the transition. All they know is that the media thinks these are "safe" and "good" picks, and most people - not knowing much about the individuals - takes that on face value. It would be more interesting to see how self-identified liberals, and self-identified conservatives saw the transition.
I think that people are simply relieved that our next president seems like he's capable of completing sentences. Honestly, I think this has a lot to do with the fact that Obama is not Bush, and by comparison he appears to be awesome.
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