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President Obama Job Approval

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President Barack Obama Historical Job Approval

 
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Disapprove
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1st Term 49.6 44.9 +4.7 2nd Term 45.9 49.6 -3.7
2009 56.5 36.3 +20.2 2013 46.4 48.6 -2.2
2010 46.9 47.4 -0.5 2014 42.5 52.9 -10.4
2011 46.5 47.9 -1.4 2015 45.0 50.5 -5.5
2012 48.6 47.3 +1.3 2016 49.8 46.5 +3.3

Polling Data

PollDateSample
Approve
Disapprove
Spread
RCP Average1/3 - 1/18--57.239.3+17.9
FOX NewsFOX News1/15 - 1/181006 RV5739+18
GallupGallup1/15 - 1/181500 A5838+20
Economist/YouGovEconomist1/14 - 1/171078 RV5442+12
Reuters/IpsosReuters1/13 - 1/172070 A5641+15
CBS NewsCBS News1/13 - 1/161257 A6236+26
Rasmussen ReportsRasmussen1/12 - 1/161500 LV6238+24
ABC News/Wash PostABC/WP1/12 - 1/151005 A6038+22
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC1/12 - 1/151000 A6039+21
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ1/12 - 1/151000 A5640+16
MonmouthMonmouth1/12 - 1/15708 RV5440+14
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac1/5 - 1/9899 RV5539+16
Pew ResearchPew1/4 - 1/91502 A5540+15
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP1/3 - 1/9904 A5541+14

All President Obama Job Approval Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
President Obama Job Approval
57.2
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39.3
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Polling Data

PollDateSample
Approve
Disapprove
Spread
RCP Average1/3 - 1/18--57.239.3+17.9
FOX NewsFOX News1/15 - 1/181006 RV5739+18
GallupGallup1/15 - 1/181500 A5838+20
Economist/YouGovEconomist1/14 - 1/171078 RV5442+12
Reuters/IpsosReuters1/13 - 1/172070 A5641+15
CBS NewsCBS News1/13 - 1/161257 A6236+26
Rasmussen ReportsRasmussen1/12 - 1/161500 LV6238+24
ABC News/Wash PostABC/WP1/12 - 1/151005 A6038+22
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC1/12 - 1/151000 A6039+21
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ1/12 - 1/151000 A5640+16
MonmouthMonmouth1/12 - 1/15708 RV5440+14
Economist/YouGovEconomist1/7 - 1/101069 RV5146+5
Reuters/IpsosReuters1/6 - 1/101787 A5244+8
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac1/5 - 1/9899 RV5539+16
Pew ResearchPew1/4 - 1/91502 A5540+15
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP1/3 - 1/9904 A5541+14
Economist/YouGovEconomist12/31 - 1/31234 RV5143+8
Reuters/IpsosReuters12/30 - 1/31961 A5244+8
Economist/YouGovEconomist12/24 - 12/271196 RV5144+7
Economist/YouGovEconomist12/17 - 12/20998 RV5044+6
Reuters/IpsosReuters12/16 - 12/202065 A5641+15
USA Today/SuffolkUSA Today12/14 - 12/181000 RV5441+13
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ12/12 - 12/151000 A5242+10
FOX NewsFOX News12/11 - 12/131034 RV5341+12
Economist/YouGovEconomist12/10 - 12/131051 RV5145+6
Reuters/IpsosReuters12/9 - 12/131208 A5441+13
CBS NewsCBS News12/9 - 12/131259 A5636+20
PPP (D)PPP (D)12/6 - 12/71224 RV5045+5
McClatchy/MaristMcClatchy12/1 - 12/9873 RV5542+13
Reuters/IpsosReuters12/2 - 12/61716 A5342+11
Economist/YouGovEconomist12/3 - 12/5977 RV5245+7
BloombergBloomberg12/2 - 12/5999 A5442+12
Pew ResearchPew11/30 - 12/51502 A5837+21
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP11/28 - 12/4902 A5540+15
GWU/BattlegroundGWU/Battleground11/28 - 12/11000 RV5342+11
Economist/YouGovEconomist11/28 - 11/291079 RV5245+7
Reuters/IpsosReuters11/25 - 11/291704 A5342+11
Economist/YouGovEconomist11/19 - 11/221002 RV5541+14
Reuters/IpsosReuters11/18 - 11/221645 A5340+13
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac11/17 - 11/201071 RV5043+7
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC11/17 - 11/201003 A5741+16
The AtlanticThe Atlantic11/16 - 11/211000 A5640+16
Economist/YouGovEconomist11/12 - 11/151345 RV5145+6
Reuters/IpsosReuters11/11 - 11/151761 A5044+6
Washington PostWash Post11/11 - 11/141002 A5640+16
Economist/YouGovEconomist11/4 - 11/73677 LV5049+1
FOX NewsFOX News11/3 - 11/61295 LV5247+5
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ11/3 - 11/51282 LV5344+9
McClatchy/MaristMcClatchy11/1 - 11/3940 LV5145+6
Reuters/IpsosReuters10/29 - 11/22708 A5145+6
CBS News/NY TimesCBS/NYT10/28 - 11/11561 A5440+14
Economist/YouGovEconomist10/30 - 11/11233 LV4949Tie
Economist/YouGovEconomist10/22 - 10/261209 LV4851-3
FOX NewsFOX News10/22 - 10/251221 LV5346+7
Pew ResearchPew10/20 - 10/252583 A5442+12
USA Today/SuffolkUSA Today10/20 - 10/241000 LV5441+13
Associated Press-GfKAP-GfK10/20 - 10/241212 LV5347+6
Reuters/IpsosReuters10/20 - 10/241777 A4847+1
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC10/20 - 10/231017 A5543+12
Economist/YouGovEconomist10/15 - 10/18925 RV5048+2
FOX NewsFOX News10/15 - 10/17912 LV5046+4
BloombergBloomberg10/14 - 10/171006 LV5144+7
Reuters/IpsosReuters10/13 - 10/171750 A5145+6
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ10/10 - 10/131000 RV5344+9
FOX NewsFOX News10/10 - 10/12917 LV5741+16
GWU/BattlegroundGWU/Battleground10/8 - 10/131000 LV5344+9
Economist/YouGovEconomist10/7 - 10/8971 RV4949Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters10/6 - 10/103567 A5244+8
FOX NewsFOX News10/3 - 10/6896 LV5148+3
Economist/YouGovEconomist10/1 - 10/3911 RV4949Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters9/29 - 10/31928 A5145+6
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC9/28 - 10/21501 A5544+11
CBS NewsCBS News9/28 - 10/21217 RV5143+8
FOX NewsFOX News9/27 - 9/29911 LV5246+6
PPP (D)PPP (D)9/27 - 9/28933 LV4848Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters9/22 - 9/261705 A4647-1

All Commentary & News Stories

- Obama's Post-Presidency Isn't Normal, or Good - Matt Lewis, The Daily Beast

- Trump's Obama Obsession - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

- Despite Hysteria, Trump Less Authoritarian Than Obama - David French, NRO

- Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama - Michelle Malkin, Townhall

- Early Tax Reform Emerges as Key Element of Trump Growth Plan - Larry Kudlow, IBD

- Jonathan Chait, Obama and the Hubris of American Liberalism - Ben Domenech, NRO

- Obama's Party-Building Legacy Splits Democrats - Gabriel DeBenedetti, Politico

- Obama Set the Gold Standard for Threatening the Courts - Andrew Clark, IJR

- Obama Should Thank Trump for Putting Iran on Notice - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

- Bush, Unlike Obama, Felt Duty Bound to Stay Silent - Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics

- Where Was the Furor Over Obama's Middle East Wars? - Michael Dougherty, The Week

- The Final Obama Scandal - Hayes & Joscelyn, Weekly Standard

- Obama, Come Home and Oppose Trump - Karen Hinton, New York Daily News

- The Question Media Should've Asked 'Writer' Obama - Jack Cashill, American Spectator

- Barack Obama: Requiem for a Lightweight - Clarice Feldman, American Thinker

- Obama's Final Whopper as President - John Fund, National Review

- Dem Future Is Fuzzy With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race - Asma Khalid, NPR

- Obama and the Limits of "Fact-Based" Foreign Policy - Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic

- Obama Shouldn't Go Quietly - Robert Dallek, New York Times

- Obama's Presidency: Neither Sterling Nor a Disaster - Robert Merry, Am. Conservative

- Was Obama a Transformational President? - David Greenberg, Politico

- My President Wasn't Black Enough - Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast

- 10 Ways Obama Violated the Constitution - Ilya Shapiro, The Federalist

- Obama's Clemency for Manning Sets Back Justice - Bloomberg

- Barack Obama: A Critic's Appreciation - New York Observer

- A President Who Looked Like Me - Renee Graham, Boston Globe

- Obama and What Might Have Been - Michael Cohen, Boston Globe

- Obama's Legacy: A Historic Victory and a Disappointing Record - Daily Telegraph

- From President to Citizen Obama: A Mixed Legacy - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama's Revealing Final Acts - Charles Krauthammer, New York Daily News

- So Long to the Used Car Salesman-in-Chief - Eddie Zipperer, LifeZette

- Obama's Legacy Can't Be Erased - David Axelrod, CNN

- Obama Commutes Sentences for a Traitor and a Terrorist - NH Union Leader

- Obama's Terror Legacy: 'Ending' One War, Making Two Worse - Saagar Enjeti, DC

- Why Obama Is the Jon Snow of American Foreign Policy - Daniel Drezner, WP

- Farewell to Obama: A Humane, Intelligent & (Mostly) Effective Leader - LA Times

- Obama and the Age of Missing the Point - Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard

- 10 Years Ago Obama Made a Huge Promise. He Didn't Keep It. - Chris Cillizza, WP

- Setting Manning Free Is a Betrayal by Obama - Michael Rubin, New York Post

- A Plea to President Obama: Pardon Edward Snowden - Brian Beutler, The New Republic

- Barack Obama: The Participation-Trophy President - David Forsmark, PJ Media

- Obama's Many Scandals & the Worst Perversion - Kevin Williamson, National Review

- Disregard All the Farewells: Obama Isn't Really Leaving - Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

- Obama Turns Out Lights of America's Shining Beacon - Charles Hurt, Washington Times

- President Obama's Unsung Bipartisan Legacy - Bill Scher, RealClearPolitics

- What the Obama Presidency Looked Like to the Opposition - Eric Cantor, NY Times

- Obama Fades Away as Trump Laughs at His Enemies - Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

- Eight Years of Obama Is Enough - Pete Wehner, New York Times

- Obama's Not-Very-Smart Foreign Policy Legacy - New York Daily News

- Black Americans Feared for Obama's Life - Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times

- Obama Must Have His Applause - Please (Don't) Clap - Kevin Williamson, NRO

- Pity the Sad Legacy of Barack Obama - Cornel West, The Guardian

- The Week That Obama and Biden Cried - Shai Held, CNN

- The Catastrophic Fall of the Democratic Party - Ed Morrissey, The Week

- The Obamas Leave an Image That Will Never Fade - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

- What Happens to the Democratic Party After Obama? - Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic

- Why Barack Obama's Presidency Failed - Ryan Streeter, The National Interest

- Obama's Farewell Address Was a Campaign Rally in Disguise - Jonah Goldberg, NRO

- Elegant Obama, Coarse Trump Provide Study in Contrasts - Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

- Today's Blood Libel: A Democrat Specialty - Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

- Democrats' Only Man With a Plan Is Obama - A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Gives a Farewell Address for the Ages - Adele Stan, American Prospect

- No, You Didn't - National Review Online

- Obama Built 'Infrastructure' for Civil-Liberties Violations - Emma Green, The Atlantic

- Ever-Optimistic Obama Hands off Presidency to Classless Man - Paul Waldman, WP

- Obama's Moving Farewell, Trump's Terrifying Hello - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- Ode to Obama - Charles Blow, New York Times

- Obama's Legacy Is Failure at Home, War Abroad - Josh Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

- The Comforting Fictions of Obama's Farewell Speech - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

- The Danger of Obama's Farewell Address - Jason Willick, The American Interest

- Obama's Last Lament - Kevin Williamson, National Review Online

- Obama's Rapidly Shrinking Legacy - Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard

- Obama's Presidency Will Go Down as 8 Years of Boredom - Windsor Mann, USA Today

- The Obama Legacy of Rancor and Disappointment - Wall Street Journal

- Obama's No Hawk, But His Foreign Intervention Was Reckless - Bonnie Kristian, CNN

- Keep Hope Alive? Obama Defends His Presidency - Susan Page, USA Today

- What Went Wrong With Obama's Farewell Address - Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg

- A Divisive Obama Warns of Threats to National Unity - Larry O'Connor, Weekly Standard

- Obama's Legacy of Disappointment - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- Farewell to a Decade of Media Drooling Over Obama - Rich Noyes, NewsBusters

- America Will Miss Barack Obama's Decency - Ezra Klein, Vox

- Obama Rallies the Faithful and Rejects Fear - John Avlon, The Daily Beast

- The Increasingly Lonely Hope of Barack Obama - Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker

- Obama's Posturing and Lecturing Is as Divisive as Ever - Buck Sexton, CNN

- 8 Years Later, Obama Still Offers Hope - Peniel Joseph, CNN

- Obama's Hollow and Delusional Farewell Address - George Neumayr, American Spectator

- President Obama's Full Farewell Address: Constitution Is Just Piece of Parchment, the People Give It Power - President Barack Obama, White House

- Obama's Next Mission: Save His Hometown - Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast

- Why Republicans Still Lack Health Law Replacement Plan - Simendinger & Arkin, RCP

- Goodbye, Obama - Gene Healy, Reason

- The Obama Legacy: A Promise of Hope - Gary Westphalen & Serena Marshall, ABC News

- Our 21st Century Woodrow Wilson - John Zogby, Forbes

- The Bipartisan Healthcare Hope of Repeal and Replace - Joel Zinberg, RealClearHealth

- President Obama's Full Farewell Address: Constitution Is Just Piece of Parchment, the People Give It Power - President Barack Obama, White House

- How Obama Should Say Goodbye - Julian Zelizer, CNN

- Why Republicans Still Lack Health Law Replacement Plan - Simendinger & Arkin, RCP

- President Obama's Legacy of Deceit - Victor Davis Hanson, Defining Ideas

- Why Obama Needs to Go Quietly Into the Night - Scott Jennings, Washington Examiner

- Why Republicans Still Lack Health Law Replacement Plan - James Arkin, RealClearPolitics

- What Obama Won't Tell You About His Legacy - Caroline Baum, MarketWatch

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