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General Approval Trend for President Obama (2009-)




Latest Job Performance Ratings for President Obama

Date Organization* Approve Disapprove
No
Opinion
Sample
Size
Notes **
9/17-20/14 Amer. Res. Group 42 50 8 1100
9/12-15/14 CBS/NYT 40 50 10 1009
9/7-9/14 Fox 38 57 6 1000 RV, LV (83%)
9/4-7/14 ABC/WP 42 51 6 1001
9/3-7/14 NBC/WSJ 40 54 6 1000 RV
9/2-9/14 Pew 42 52 8 2002
8/20-24/14 Pew 42 50 8 1501
8/17-20/14 Amer. Res. Group 43 52 5 1100
8/10-12/14 Fox 42 49 9 1001 RV
8/7-10/14 Gallup 44 53 3 1032
8/6-10/14 Reason-Rupe 43 52 4 1000
8/4-7/14 McClatchy/Marist 40 52 8 1035 RV (78%)
7/30-8/3/14 NBC/WSJ 40 54 6 1000
7/20-22/14 Fox 42 52 6 1057 RV
7/18-20/14 CNN/ORC 42 55 3 1012

* Please note that only Gallup data has been cited for President Roosevelt through President G.H.W. Bush.
** Legend: V = Voters, RV = Registered Voters, LV = Likely Voters

 

Presidential Approval for President Obama (continued)



Comparing Past Presidential Performance

Click on the president's name to get a full report of presidential approval ratings. Please note: Only Gallup data has been cited for President Roosevelt through President G.H.W. Bush.


President   Highest   Lowest
Obama
76%
2/7-8/09, CNN Poll
  37%
11/2-6/13, Allstate/NatJournal Poll
Bush (G.W.)
92
10/8-9/01, ABC News
  19
2/16-19/08 and 9/16-19/08, Amer. Res. Group
Clinton
73
1/28/98 CBS/NYTimes Poll and 12/19-20/98, USA Today/CNN/ Gallup Poll
  36
5/26-27/93, Yank/Time/CNN Poll
Bush (G.H.W.)
89
2/28/-3/3/91, Gallup Poll
  29
7/31-8/2/92, Gallup Poll
Reagan
68
5/8-11/81, Gallup Poll and
5/16-19/86, Gallup Poll
  35
1/28-31/83, Gallup Poll
Carter
75
3/18-21/77, Gallup Poll
  28
6/29-7/2/79, Gallup Poll
Ford
74
8/16-19/74, Gallup Poll
  37
1/10-13/75, Gallup Poll and
3/28-31/75, Gallup Poll
Nixon
67
11/12-17/69, Gallup Poll and
1/26-29/73, Gallup Poll
  23
1/4-7/74, Gallup Poll
Johnson
80
2/28-3/5/64, Gallup Poll
  35
8/7-12/68, Gallup Poll
Kennedy
80
3/8-13/62, Gallup Poll
  56
9/12-17/63, Gallup Poll
Eisenhower
79
12/14-19/56, Gallup Poll
  48
3/27-4/1/58, Gallup Poll
Truman
87
6/1-5/45, Gallup Poll
  22
2/9-14/52, Gallup Poll
Roosevelt
84
1/8-13/42, Gallup Poll
  48
8/18-24/39, Gallup Poll

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