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President Barack Obama Historical Job Approval

 
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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

Poll Date Sample
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Disapprove
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RCP Average 1/3 - 1/18 -- 57.2 39.3 +17.9
FOX NewsFOX News 1/15 - 1/18 1006 RV 57 39 +18
GallupGallup 1/15 - 1/18 1500 A 58 38 +20
Economist/YouGovEconomist 1/14 - 1/17 1078 RV 54 42 +12
Reuters/IpsosReuters 1/13 - 1/17 2070 A 56 41 +15
CBS NewsCBS News 1/13 - 1/16 1257 A 62 36 +26
Rasmussen ReportsRasmussen 1/12 - 1/16 1500 LV 62 38 +24
ABC News/Wash PostABC/WP 1/12 - 1/15 1005 A 60 38 +22
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 60 39 +21
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 56 40 +16
MonmouthMonmouth 1/12 - 1/15 708 RV 54 40 +14
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 1/5 - 1/9 899 RV 55 39 +16
Pew ResearchPew 1/4 - 1/9 1502 A 55 40 +15
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP 1/3 - 1/9 904 A 55 41 +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

Poll Date Sample
Approve
Disapprove
Spread
RCP Average 1/3 - 1/18 -- 57.2 39.3 +17.9
FOX NewsFOX News 1/15 - 1/18 1006 RV 57 39 +18
GallupGallup 1/15 - 1/18 1500 A 58 38 +20
Economist/YouGovEconomist 1/14 - 1/17 1078 RV 54 42 +12
Reuters/IpsosReuters 1/13 - 1/17 2070 A 56 41 +15
CBS NewsCBS News 1/13 - 1/16 1257 A 62 36 +26
Rasmussen ReportsRasmussen 1/12 - 1/16 1500 LV 62 38 +24
ABC News/Wash PostABC/WP 1/12 - 1/15 1005 A 60 38 +22
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 60 39 +21
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 56 40 +16
MonmouthMonmouth 1/12 - 1/15 708 RV 54 40 +14
Economist/YouGovEconomist 1/7 - 1/10 1069 RV 51 46 +5
Reuters/IpsosReuters 1/6 - 1/10 1787 A 52 44 +8
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 1/5 - 1/9 899 RV 55 39 +16
Pew ResearchPew 1/4 - 1/9 1502 A 55 40 +15
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP 1/3 - 1/9 904 A 55 41 +14
Economist/YouGovEconomist 12/31 - 1/3 1234 RV 51 43 +8
Reuters/IpsosReuters 12/30 - 1/3 1961 A 52 44 +8
Economist/YouGovEconomist 12/24 - 12/27 1196 RV 51 44 +7
Economist/YouGovEconomist 12/17 - 12/20 998 RV 50 44 +6
Reuters/IpsosReuters 12/16 - 12/20 2065 A 56 41 +15
USA Today/SuffolkUSA Today 12/14 - 12/18 1000 RV 54 41 +13
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ 12/12 - 12/15 1000 A 52 42 +10
FOX NewsFOX News 12/11 - 12/13 1034 RV 53 41 +12
Economist/YouGovEconomist 12/10 - 12/13 1051 RV 51 45 +6
Reuters/IpsosReuters 12/9 - 12/13 1208 A 54 41 +13
CBS NewsCBS News 12/9 - 12/13 1259 A 56 36 +20
PPP (D)PPP (D) 12/6 - 12/7 1224 RV 50 45 +5
McClatchy/MaristMcClatchy 12/1 - 12/9 873 RV 55 42 +13
Reuters/IpsosReuters 12/2 - 12/6 1716 A 53 42 +11
Economist/YouGovEconomist 12/3 - 12/5 977 RV 52 45 +7
BloombergBloomberg 12/2 - 12/5 999 A 54 42 +12
Pew ResearchPew 11/30 - 12/5 1502 A 58 37 +21
IBD/TIPPIBD/TIPP 11/28 - 12/4 902 A 55 40 +15
GWU/BattlegroundGWU/Battleground 11/28 - 12/1 1000 RV 53 42 +11
Economist/YouGovEconomist 11/28 - 11/29 1079 RV 52 45 +7
Reuters/IpsosReuters 11/25 - 11/29 1704 A 53 42 +11
Economist/YouGovEconomist 11/19 - 11/22 1002 RV 55 41 +14
Reuters/IpsosReuters 11/18 - 11/22 1645 A 53 40 +13
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 11/17 - 11/20 1071 RV 50 43 +7
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC 11/17 - 11/20 1003 A 57 41 +16
The AtlanticThe Atlantic 11/16 - 11/21 1000 A 56 40 +16
Economist/YouGovEconomist 11/12 - 11/15 1345 RV 51 45 +6
Reuters/IpsosReuters 11/11 - 11/15 1761 A 50 44 +6
Washington PostWash Post 11/11 - 11/14 1002 A 56 40 +16
Economist/YouGovEconomist 11/4 - 11/7 3677 LV 50 49 +1
FOX NewsFOX News 11/3 - 11/6 1295 LV 52 47 +5
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ 11/3 - 11/5 1282 LV 53 44 +9
McClatchy/MaristMcClatchy 11/1 - 11/3 940 LV 51 45 +6
Reuters/IpsosReuters 10/29 - 11/2 2708 A 51 45 +6
CBS News/NY TimesCBS/NYT 10/28 - 11/1 1561 A 54 40 +14
Economist/YouGovEconomist 10/30 - 11/1 1233 LV 49 49 Tie
Economist/YouGovEconomist 10/22 - 10/26 1209 LV 48 51 -3
FOX NewsFOX News 10/22 - 10/25 1221 LV 53 46 +7
Pew ResearchPew 10/20 - 10/25 2583 A 54 42 +12
USA Today/SuffolkUSA Today 10/20 - 10/24 1000 LV 54 41 +13
Associated Press-GfKAP-GfK 10/20 - 10/24 1212 LV 53 47 +6
Reuters/IpsosReuters 10/20 - 10/24 1777 A 48 47 +1
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC 10/20 - 10/23 1017 A 55 43 +12
Economist/YouGovEconomist 10/15 - 10/18 925 RV 50 48 +2
FOX NewsFOX News 10/15 - 10/17 912 LV 50 46 +4
BloombergBloomberg 10/14 - 10/17 1006 LV 51 44 +7
Reuters/IpsosReuters 10/13 - 10/17 1750 A 51 45 +6
NBC News/Wall St. JrnlNBC/WSJ 10/10 - 10/13 1000 RV 53 44 +9
FOX NewsFOX News 10/10 - 10/12 917 LV 57 41 +16
GWU/BattlegroundGWU/Battleground 10/8 - 10/13 1000 LV 53 44 +9
Economist/YouGovEconomist 10/7 - 10/8 971 RV 49 49 Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters 10/6 - 10/10 3567 A 52 44 +8
FOX NewsFOX News 10/3 - 10/6 896 LV 51 48 +3
Economist/YouGovEconomist 10/1 - 10/3 911 RV 49 49 Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters 9/29 - 10/3 1928 A 51 45 +6
CNN/ORCCNN/ORC 9/28 - 10/2 1501 A 55 44 +11
CBS NewsCBS News 9/28 - 10/2 1217 RV 51 43 +8
FOX NewsFOX News 9/27 - 9/29 911 LV 52 46 +6
PPP (D)PPP (D) 9/27 - 9/28 933 LV 48 48 Tie
Reuters/IpsosReuters 9/22 - 9/26 1705 A 46 47 -1

All Commentary & News Stories

- The Wipeout of Obama's Legacy - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- The Fragile Legacy of Barack Obama - Elaine Kamarck, Brookings

- Trump Threatens to Repeat Obama Mistakes in Syria - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

- Can Obama Rescue the Democrats? - James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

- A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud - Russell Berman, The Atlantic

- Trump Scraps Obama Rule That Turned Schools Into 'War Zones' - Paul Sperry, NYP

- No Drama Obama vs. Trump 'Chaos' - Larry Elder, Investor's Business Daily

- Think the Obama Admin Wasn't Corrupt? Think Again - Investor's Business Daily

- Did Obama Tutor Hillary In Electoral Conspiracy 101? - Investor's Business Daily

- How Obama Got Schooled by a Broken System - Julian Zelizer, The Daily Beast

- The Post-American President Returns to Center Stage - Brandon Weichert, American Greatness

- The Missing Obama Millions - McElweeRhodesSchaffner & Fraga, New York Times

- Obama's Legacy: He Sparked Hope--and Got Blindsided - Julian Zelizer, CNN

- Did Lax Obama-Era School-Discipline Policies Enable Shooter? - David French, NRO

- Don't Rehabilitate Obama on Russia - Haddad & Polyakova, The American Interest

- Behind Fla. Rampage: Obama's School-Leniency Policy - Paul Sperry, RCInvestigations

- Obama Delivers Speech in Soviet-style Vacuum - Joe Battenfeld, Boston Herald

- Another Way Obama's Spies Exploited the Anti-Trump Dossier - Paul Sperry, NY Post

- Obama Knew Foreign Entities Were Interfering, Did Nothing - Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

- The Unexpected Obama-Trump Convergence on Russia - David Graham, The Atlantic

- The Obamas' New Paintings Are a Milestone - Rachelle Hampton, Slate

- Black Panther Is for Film What Obama Was for Presidency - Issac Bailey, CNN

- GOP Floats New Theory: Blame Obama! - Heather Digby Parton, Salon

- Completely Missing the Point on Lisa Page's Obama Text - Andrew McCarthy, NRO

- Obamanomics Is Dead and Trump Killed It - Brandon Weichert, American Greatness

- New Page-Strzok FBI Texts: Obama Wants 'to Know Everything' - Jake Gibson, Fox News

- Trump Rides Economic Momentum From Obama - Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times

- The Final Hagiography of the Obama Team - Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly Standard

- Had Media Done Its Job, Obama Wouldn't Have Been Elected - Larry Elder, Townhall

- Had Media Done Its Job, Obama Wouldn't Have Been Elected - Larry Elder, Investor's Business Daily

- Dems Respond With Echoes of Obama - Matthew Sheffield, Salon

- Trump Hasn't Destroyed Obama's Legacy, But Proved Its Import - Jon Chait, NY Mag

- Democrats Just Got Rolled. They Can Blame Obama. - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

- How Trump Will Reverse Obama's Failed Foreign Policy - Mike Gonzalez, Nat'l Interest

- Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached? - Larry Elder, IBD

- Obama Is in His Element on Letterman's New Netflix Series - Ian Crouch, New Yorker

- Goodbye, Boring Candidates -- Hello, Boring Hysteria - Heather Wilhelm, Nat'l Review

- Trump Is Making Obama Great Again - Astead W. Herndon, Boston Globe

- When Will Obama & Supporters Cry 'Uncle?' - Wayne Allyn Root, Las Vegas Review-Journal

- Trump Can Learn From Obama's Appalling Errors on Iran - Washington Examiner

- Liberal Humiliation: Trump vs. Obama on Iran - Roger Simon, PJ Media

- The Prince and the Community Organizer - George Neumayr, The American Spectator

- Did Obama Go Wobbly on Hezbollah? - Peter Brookes, Boston Herald

- The Jerusalem Conflict Is All Obama's Fault - Alan Dershowitz, Washington Examiner

- Obama's Alternative Facts on the Iran Nuclear Deal - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

- Now, This Is Presidential Obstruction - Jonathan Tobin, New York Post

- A Collusion Bombshell, But Not on Target - Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

- How Obama Destroyed Black Wealth - Matt Bruenig & Ryan Cooper, Jacobin

- The Strange, New-Age Obama Reunion - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

- A Post-Obama Democratic Party in Search of Itself - Robert Draper, NY Times Magazine

- Gold Star Mom: I Felt Disrespected by Obama - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- We Still Need the Hopey-Changey Stuff - Yascha Mounk, Slate

- Without Saying 'Trump,' Bush & Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes - Peter Baker, NYT

- Obama Admin, Clinton Covered Up Their Deep, Corrupt Ties To Russia - IBD

- The Return of Obama - David Catanese, US News & World Report

- Trump Doesn't Owe Obama Anything - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- The Flimsiness of Obama's 'Legacy' - Monica Showalter, American Thinker

- Donald Trump: Anti-Obama & Chieftain of Spite - Charles Blow, New York Times

- Time for Obama to Join the Resistance Full Time - Charles Pierce, Esquire

- Trump Repeats Obama's Mistakes With Turkey - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

- Trump Takes Wrecking Ball to Two Obama Legacies - Todd, Murray, & Dann, NBC News

- Obamagate Will Make Watergate Look Like a Misdemeanor - Wayne Allyn Root, LVRJ

- Russia Didn't Hack the Election. Obama Did - Daniel Flynn, The American Spectator

- A Radical Rebuke of Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

- Did Obama Know About Comey's Surveillance? - James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

- The Cruelty of Barack Obama - William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

- Obama: The Former President Who Won't Go Away - James Antle, Washington Examiner

- Obama Shows Trump How to Be Presidential - Jill Filipovic, CNN

- Why Isn't Congress Probing Obama's Unprecedented Spying? - Ginni Thomas, DC

- Obama's Motives - Noah Rothman, Commentary

- President Obama, Where Are You? - Caroline Randall Williams, New York Times

- The Obama-Era Deficit Scolds Want Big Tax Cuts Now - Jonathan Chait, NY Magazine

- Racial Resentment Is a Big Reason Trump Won Election - Nate Cohn, New York Times

- Trump Is Repeating Obama's Mistake - James Gagliano, CNN

- Trump, Obama and the Politics of Evasion - Bret Stephens, New York Times

- Obama Shows Trump How to Be Presidential - Jill Filipovic, CNN

- Obama's Army Takes on Trump - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

- The Empty Comfort of Obama Nostalgia - Katy Waldman, Slate

- Obama's Legacy Is Finally Coming Into Focus - Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

- Obama's Laws Far From Set in Stone - William Perry Pendleton, Washington Examiner

- The Triumph of Obama's Long Game - Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine

- The 4th of July Speech Obama Didn't Make - Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

- Obama Choked on Russia Long Before the 2016 Election - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

- Obama's Liberalism Paved the Way For Trump - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- Can Trump Destroy Obama's Legacy? - Peter Baker, New York Times

- The Russia-2016 Blame Game Finds Obama - Aaron Blake, Washington Post

- Obama's Secret Struggle to Punish Russia for the Election Assault - Miller, et al., WP

- Why Obama's Presidency Didn't Lead to Black Progress - Jason Riley, New York Post

- Trump Will Reverse Damage Done by Obama's Cuba Policy - Mike Gonzalez, TNI

- Obama Was Conservative. Trump Is Radical. - Noah Millman, The Week

- Obama: A Hollow Man Filled With Ruling Class Ideas - Paul Street, CounterPunch

- Surveillance in the Obama Era - James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

- The Latest News from the President in Exile - Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

- How Obama Not So Subtly Undercuts Trump - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

- Manchester Bombing Another Mess Obama Left for Trump - Benny Avni, NY Post

- Obama's Regulatory Tailspin Has Been Repealed - Rep. Paul Ryan, Washington Examiner

- Special Counsel for Trump - but Not for Obama Scandals? - Joel Pollak, Breitbart

- Barack Obama and the Vacuous Politics of Image - Michael Knox Beran, City Journal

- A Special Prosecutor for Obama Administration? - Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

- Obama Is Back in the Fray - Katie Pavlich, The Hill