I think that's the way it should always be, right? You shouldn't really hate the person, you just don't like their policies. I think our President is probably a pretty nice guy, a good family man, and wants to do what he think is right for the country, but I don't agree with 99% of what he's done so far. But I don't hate him.
I can see how that is hard for some to separate the two, though.