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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

PollDateSampleApprove Disapprove Spread
RCP Average8/4 - 8/31--42.052.0 -10.0
Gallup8/29 - 8/311500 A4251 -9
Rasmussen Reports8/29 - 8/311500 LV4652 -6
The Economist/YouGov8/23 - 8/25683 RV4356 -13
USA Today/Pew Research8/20 - 8/241501 A4250 -8
Reuters/Ipsos8/20 - 8/241497 A3854 -16
FOX News8/10 - 8/121001 RV4249 -7
Reason-Rupe/PSRAI8/6 - 8/101000 A4352 -9
McClatchy/Marist8/4 - 8/7806 RV4052 -12

All President Obama Job Approval Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
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Polling Data

PollDateSampleApprove Disapprove Spread
RCP Average8/4 - 8/31--42.052.0 -10.0
Gallup8/29 - 8/311500 A4251 -9
Rasmussen Reports8/29 - 8/311500 LV4652 -6
The Economist/YouGov8/23 - 8/25683 RV4356 -13
USA Today/Pew Research8/20 - 8/241501 A4250 -8
Reuters/Ipsos8/20 - 8/241497 A3854 -16
The Economist/YouGov8/16 - 8/18709 RV4452 -8
Reuters/Ipsos8/13 - 8/171798 A3955 -16
FOX News8/10 - 8/121001 RV4249 -7
The Economist/YouGov8/9 - 8/11732 RV4353 -10
Reason-Rupe/PSRAI8/6 - 8/101000 A4352 -9
McClatchy/Marist8/4 - 8/7806 RV4052 -12
Reuters/Ipsos8/2 - 8/61716 A3757 -20
The Economist/YouGov8/2 - 8/4702 RV4254 -12
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl7/30 - 8/31000 A4054 -14
CBS News7/29 - 8/41344 A4150 -9
The Economist/YouGov7/26 - 7/28699 RV4256 -14
Associated Press/GfK7/24 - 7/281044 A4059 -19
Reuters/Ipsos7/20 - 7/241640 A3858 -20
FOX News7/20 - 7/221057 RV4252 -10
CNN/Opinion Research7/18 - 7/201012 A4255 -13
The Economist/YouGov7/19 - 7/21696 RV4454 -10
Reuters/Ipsos7/12 - 7/161689 A3756 -19
The Economist/YouGov7/12 - 7/14694 RV4253 -11
Pew Research7/8 - 7/141805 A4449 -5
The Economist/YouGov7/5 - 7/7681 RV4256 -14
The Economist/YouGov6/28 - 6/30700 RV4651 -5
Quinnipiac6/24 - 6/301446 RV4053 -13
Reuters/Ipsos6/24 - 6/282050 A3756 -19
FOX News6/21 - 6/231018 RV4154 -13
CBS News/NY Times6/20 - 6/221009 A4054 -14
The Economist/YouGov6/21 - 6/23670 RV4454 -10
Reuters/Ipsos6/15 - 6/191703 A3658 -22
The Economist/YouGov6/14 - 6/16704 RV4355 -12
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl6/11 - 6/151000 A4153 -12
The Economist/YouGov6/7 - 6/9692 RV4255 -13
Bloomberg6/6 - 6/91005 A4353 -10
Reuters/Ipsos6/1 - 6/51596 A3855 -17
FOX News6/1 - 6/31006 RV4054 -14
CNN/Opinion Research5/29 - 6/11003 A4355 -12
ABC News/Wash Post5/29 - 6/1RV4553 -8
Reuters/Ipsos5/22 - 5/261669 A3856 -18
Associated Press/GfK5/16 - 5/191354 A4356 -13
CBS News5/16 - 5/191009 A4348 -5
FOX News5/10 - 5/131025 RV4449 -5
The Economist/YouGov5/10 - 5/12674 RV4553 -8
Reuters/Ipsos5/3 - 5/71756 A4054 -14
CNN/Opinion Research5/2 - 5/41008 A4355 -12
The Economist/YouGov5/3 - 5/5705 RV4453 -9
The Economist/YouGov4/26 - 4/28684 RV4552 -7
ABC News/Wash Post4/24 - 4/27855 RV4155 -14
USA Today/Pew Research4/23 - 4/271501 A4450 -6
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl4/23 - 4/271000 A4450 -6
The Economist/YouGov4/19 - 4/21671 RV4156 -15
FOX News4/13 - 4/151012 RV4251 -9
Reuters/Ipsos4/11 - 4/151327 RV4451 -7
The Economist/YouGov4/12 - 4/14704 RV4353 -10
National Journal4/9 - 4/131000 A4152 -11
McClatchy/Marist4/7 - 4/101036 RV4552 -7
The Economist/YouGov4/5 - 4/7693 RV4255 -13
The Economist/YouGov3/29 - 3/31713 RV4256 -14
Reason-Rupe/PSRAI3/26 - 3/301003 A4351 -8
Quinnipiac3/26 - 3/311578 RV4250 -8
FOX News3/23 - 3/251015 RV4053 -13
The Economist/YouGov3/22 - 3/24711 RV4453 -9
Associated Press/GfK3/20 - 3/241012 A4159 -18
CBS News3/20 - 3/231097 A4350 -7
NPR/GQR/Resurgent3/19 - 3/23840 LV4651 -5
GWU/Battleground3/16 - 3/201000 LV4453 -9
Reuters/Ipsos3/14 - 3/181165 RV4155 -14
The Economist/YouGov3/15 - 3/17717 RV4256 -14
Reuters/Ipsos3/7 - 3/111512 RV4253 -11
The Economist/YouGov3/8 - 3/10714 RV4256 -14
Bloomberg3/7 - 3/101001 A4848Tie
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl3/5 - 3/91000 A4154 -13
CNN/Opinion Research3/7 - 3/9801 A4353 -10

All Commentary & News Stories

- Obama's Inner Reverend Sharpton - Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune

- Obama Refuses to Decide, Fails to Act - Janet Daley, The Telegraph

- More Arrogance from President Obama - Boston Herald

- Obama Has Right Approach to Foreign Hot Spots - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

- President Obama's Can't-Do Attitude - Washington Post

- President Obama's Own Inversion - Washington Examiner

- Obama Foreign Policy Dangerously Aimless - Steve Huntley, Chicago ST

- Will Obama Make Own Immigration Law? - Orange County Register

- Obama's Separation of Powers Problem - Charles Cooke, National Review

- Have We Gone to War Again? - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

- Why Obama Let ISIS Off the Hook - Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

- Obama's Low-Grade Demagoguery - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

- What Obama Can Do When He Doesn't Give a Damn - J.D. Tuccille, Reason

- Obama's Golf Handicap - Charles Lane, Washington Post

- President's Killer Rabbit Moment Approaches - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty - Coral Davenport, NYT

- Obama's Back-to-Work Challenge - David Ignatius, Washington Post

- Your Strategy Was Wrong, Mr. President - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

- Playing the Game Badly - Erick Erickson, RedState

- Obama Resorts to "Political Magic" on Climate - Ronald Bailey, Reason

- He Has a Dream - Maureen Dowd, New York Times

- Obama's Blurry Foreign Policy Vision - Josh Gerstein, Politico

- Executive Amnesty a Briar Patch - Mickey Kaus, The Daily Caller

- Stop Complaining About Obama's Golfing - Bill Burton, Politico

- Why Comedians & SNL Shield Obama - Kyle Smith, New York Post

- So Help Me Golf - Maureen Dowd, New York Times

- Events Stoke Debate over Obama's Worldview - Zachary Goldfarb, WaPo

- Obama Gets Hawkish on Islamic State - Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

- Staying the Course No Longer an Option, Mr. President - NY Daily News

- Why Obama Can't Go There - Todd Purdum, Politico

- Why Won't Obama Go to Ferguson? - Stuart Stevens, The Daily Beast

- Obama's Ferguson Fiasco - Robert Merry, The National Interest

- Obama Made Middle East Our New 'Quagmire' - Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times

- Obama Gets Flak for Vacationing During a Crisis - Zachary Goldfarb, WaPo

- Obama Is Killing Dem Senate Hopes - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

- Immigrants Deserve Better Than Obama - Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Tribune

- An Island Big Enough for Clinton & Obama? - Shear, Martin & Chozick, NYT

- Obama's Achievement: Out-Golfing Tiger Woods - Joe Curl, Wash Times

- Obama's Greatest Foreign Policy Test - Nicholas Burns, Boston Globe

- Clinton's Hammering of Obama Has Only Begun - John Podhoretz, NY Post

- If Only Obama Had Followed His Own Advice - Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Revolving Door - Byron Tau, Politico

- Stonewaller-In-Chief - John Fund, National Review

- Obama's Standing Among Voters Hurts Dems - Anita Kumar, McClatchy

- Real Cowboys Don't Summer on Vineyard - Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg

- When Obama Beat Clinton, We All Lost - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

- An Impotent President - A.B. Stoddard, The Hill

- A Presidency of Missed Opportunities - Robert Zoellick, Wall Street Journal

- Do Your Job, Mr. President - Rep. John Boehner, Politico

- Presidential Overreach Is in Eye of the Beholder - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Romney Was Right About, Well, Everything - Steve Huntley, Chicago ST

- Obama Can Salvage His Foreign Policy Legacy - Thomas Schwartz, NYDN

- Like Nixon, Obama Being Treated Shabbily - John Farmer, NJ Star-Ledger

- Obama's World: Just One Big Photo Op - Kathryn Ruth Bloom, Boston Herald

- Hillary Slaps Obama for 'Failure' to Help Syria - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

- Now ISIS: Threats Proliferate Under Obama - Jack Kelly, Pitt Post-Gazette

- As Jihadis Exert Control, U.S. Pursues Middle Road - Michael Gordon, NYT

- The Dangers of Obama Unbound - Ed Rogers, Washington Post

- Obama Outlines His Post-Presidency - Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

- President Obama on the World - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

- President Obama's Haphazard Foreign Policy - New York Daily News

- Obama, the Very Reluctant Warrior - Gloria Borger, CNN

- "Obama Is Caesar" Sexier Than "Steve King Is Right" - Brian Beutler, TNR

- Obama's Iraq Vortex - Josh Gerstein, Politico

- The Case Against Obama's Nuclear Option - Ron Fournier, National Journal

- President Obama Is on a Pro-Labor Roll - Emily Bazelon, Slate

- President Obama: Our Lonely First Duffer - Michael Hirsh, Politico

- President Obama Returns to Action in Iraq - Peter Baker, New York Times

- Obama Destroys Historic Dem Advantages - Peter Wehner, Commentary

- Talkin' Down Is Speaking American - John McWhorter, The Daily Beast

- Delegitimizing the President - David Corn, RCP Changing Lanes

- Chaos, Confusion Undercuts Obama's Foreign Policy - Carol Lee, WSJ

- The Irony of Obama's Presidency - Ezra Klein, Vox

- Obama, The Great Emancipator? - Charles Lane, Washington Post

- The President Can't Do Whatever He Wants - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

- Obama Is Allowed to Enforce, or Not Enforce, the Law - Eric Posner, TNR

- Genius President Becomes a Disaster - Noemie Emery, DC Examiner

- Anatomy of a Power Grab - Ross Douthat, New York Times

- Why Obama Should Roll Heads at the CIA - Ron Fournier, National Journal

- The Dangers of Obama's Intel Mismanagement - Walter Russell Mead, TAI

- President Obama's Troubling Dinner Party - Doyle McManus, LA Times

- Why It's Different This Time - Robert Delahunty, The Federalist

- Obama Talks Up Impeachment to Hide Failure - Kyle Smith, NY Post

- Talking to Barack: An Interview w/the President - The Economist

- Midterm Role for Obama: Partisanship, Not Petulance - Dan Balz, WaPo

- Obama Doesn't Get to Enjoy Good News - George Condon, National Journal

- The Boehner Lawsuit and Our Bored Icon President - Ed Rogers, Wash Post

- President Backs CIA Chief Brennan - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Constitutional Crises for Fun and Profit - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- Why Obama Saying "Torture" Matters - James Oliphant, National Journal

- After Heated Week, President Blows Off Steam - Julie Davis, NY Times

- Cooling the Manufactured Impeachment Panic - Wes Pruden, Wash Times

- The Politics of Impeachment Distraction - John Fund, National Review

- Last Refuge of a Scoundrel - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- Obama the Biggest Obstacle to Bipartisanship - Michael Barone, Examiner

- Obama Rightly Slams "Hating" Congress - Kansas City Star

- Obama's Friendly Fire - New York Post

- Can Liberalism Survive Obama? - Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

- A New Old Regime - Scott Johnson, National Review

- The Case for Suing the President - Rivkin & Foley, Wall Street Journal