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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

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

- The Media's National Emergency Double Standard - Barbara Boland, Spectator USA

- Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down' - Christoph Scheuermann, Der Spiegel

- Who Are the Adults Who Act and Govern as Children? - Jack Hellner, American Thinker

- Barack Obama and the Perpetual Presidency - Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

- Obama Is Still Electoral Kryptonite in Swing States - Rachel Stoltzfoos, The Federalist

- Barack Obama Loses Again - Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner

- Biggest Loser of the Midterms? Barack Obama - Monica Showalter, American Thinker

- Obama Makes Midterm Push to Protect Legacy - Niall Stanage, The Hill

- Donald Trump Is a Shameless Liar - Former President Barack Obama

- Obama on Offense: Republicans 'Can't Help Themselves' - Gideon Resnick, Daily Beast

- Obama Reminds Americans of His Miserable Legacy - Michelle Malkin, Townhall

- What Trump Knows That Obama Didn't - Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

- Dems to Obama: Where Are You? - Sam Stein, The Daily Beast

- Trump Reversed Every Failed Obama Economic Policy - Kayleigh McEnany, FOX News

- If Dems Lose Again, Obama's Legacy Is Gone Forever - Jonathan Alter, Daily Beast

- Trump & Obama Hit the Trail - for Better or Worse - Sally Persons, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Is a Self-Absorbed Partisan, Not a Senior Statesman - Karl Rove, FOX News

- Obama's Return Reminds Us How He Led to Trump - James Bovard, USA Today

- Obama Reminds Us Why Donald Trump Is President - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

- Obama's Return May Energize Republicans More Than Dems - Mark Davis, Townhall

- Obama Comes Out of Retirement With Same Tired Message - Alfredo Ortiz, RCP

- Obama's Back, Loosening Trump's Stranglehold on News - Charles Blow, NY Times

- Obama's Back On the Trail, and This Time It's Personal - Robin Abcarian, LA Times

- Obama Hits the Midterm Campaign Trail--and Trump - Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

- Obama Will Hurt, Not Help, Democrats in Midterms - Julie Kelly, American Greatness

- Barack Obama Is Just What the Democrats Need - Julian Zelizer, CNN

- Trump a Racist for Policy Obama & Bush Followed Too? - Eddie Scarry, Examiner

- Some Dems Say 'No Thanks' to Obama's Help in Midterms - Bolton & Parnes, The Hill

- The World As It Wasn't - James Rosen, National Review

- Trump Isn't Wrecking Obama's Regulatory Legacy - Cass Sunstein, Bloomberg

- Obama Is the Gift That Keeps Giving to Republicans - Adriana Cohen, Boston Herald

- Did Obama, Brennan and Clinton Illegally Collude to Take Trump Down? - IBD

- If Trump Is an Agent of Putin, What Was Obama? - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

- On Russia, Look at Trump's Actions - and Obama's - Mikheil Saakashvili, The Federalist

- Obama Still Lecturing, Still Clueless - Richmond Times-Dispatch

- The Nelson Mandela Lecture - Barack Obama, The New Yorker

- Obama's Legacy Is Still Damaging the Democrats - F.H. Buckley, New York Post

- Obama to Dems: 'You Are Right to Be Concerned' - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

- Obama Remains AWOL for Democrats - Brent Budowsky, The Hill

- Barack Obama, Where Are You? - Gabriel DeBenedetti, New York Magazine

- The Sad Legacy of the Obama Border Orphans - Charles Hurt, Washington Times

- Why Obama Is Worried About 'Truth Decay' - Rich & Kavanagh, CNN

- Obama Was the Reason Clinton Wasn't Charged - Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh Show

- Stick to Netflix, Barack - Charles Hurt, Washington Times

- Ben Rhodes and the World As It Was - Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

- Inside the White House During the Syrian 'Red Line' Crisis - Ben Rhodes, The Atlantic

- Obama's Revealing Reaction to Trump's Victory - Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon

- Obama Was Right: He Came Too Early - Dana Milbank, Washington Post

- 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