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President Obama: Job Ratings


 

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ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 23-26, 2014. N=1,204 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
LV = likely voters. Among adults, except where noted.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/23-26/14

43 51 6    
 

10/9-12/14

40 51 8    
 

9/4-7/14

42 51 6    
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

46 51 3    
 

4/24-27/14

41 52 6    
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

46 50 3    
 

1/20-23/14

46 50 4    
 

12/12-15/13

43 55 3    
 

11/14-17/13

42 55 3    
 

10/17-20/13

48 49 3    
 

9/12-15/13

47 47 6    
 

7/18-21/13

49 44 7    
 

5/16-19/13

51 44 5    
 

4/11-14/13

50 45 5    
 

3/7-10/13

50 46 4    
 

1/10-13/13

55 41 4    
 

12/13-16/12

54 42 5    
 
 

11/1-4/12 LV

51 48 1    
 

10/31 - 11/3/12 LV

50 49 1    
 

10/30 - 11/2/12 LV

50 48 1    
 

10/29 - 11/1/12 LV

50 49 1    
 

10/28-31/12 LV

50 49 1    
 

10/27-30/12 LV

50 49 1    
 

10/26-29/12 LV

50 49 1    
 

10/25-28/12 LV

51 47 1    
 

10/24-27/12 LV

50 48 2    
 

10/23-26/12 LV

50 48 2    
 

10/22-25/12 LV

49 49 2    
 

10/21-24/12 LV

49 50 1    
 

10/20-23/12 LV

50 49 2    
 

10/19-22/12 LV

49 49 2    
 

10/18-21/12 LV

50 48 2    
 
 

10/10-13/12

50 44 6    
 

9/26-29/12

50 46 4    
 

9/7-9/12

49 45 6    
 

8/22-25/12

50 46 4    
 

7/5-8/12

47 49 4    
 

5/17-20/12

47 49 3    
 

4/5-8/12

50 45 6    
 

3/7-10/12

46 50 4    
 

2/1-4/12

50 46 3    
 

1/12-15/12

48 48 4    
 

12/15-18/11

49 47 4    
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

44 53 3    
 

9/29 - 10/2/11

42 54 4    
 

8/29 - 9/1/11

43 53 3    
 

8/9/11

44 46 10    
 

7/14-17/11

47 48 5    
 

6/2-5/11

47 49 4    
 

4/14-17/11

47 50 3    
 

3/10-13/11

51 45 4    
 

1/13-16/11

54 43 3    
 

12/9-12/10

49 47 4    
 

10/25-28/10

50 45 5    
 

9/30 - 10/3/10

50 47 3    
 

8/30 - 9/2/10

46 52 3    
 

7/7-11/10

50 47 3    
 

6/3-6/10

52 45 4    
 

4/22-25/10

54 44 3    
 

3/23-26/10

53 43 3    
 

2/4-8/10

51 46 3    
 

1/12-15/10

53 44 2    
 

12/10-13/09

50 46 4    
 

11/12-15/09

56 42 2    
 

10/15-18/09

57 40 3    
 

9/10-12/09

54 43 3    
 

8/13-17/09

57 40 3    
 

7/15-18/09

59 37 4    
 

6/18-21/09

65 31 4    
 

4/21-24/09

69 26 4    
 

3/26-29/09

66 29 5    
 

2/19-22/09

68 25 7    

 

Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll conducted by FTI Consulting. April 9-13, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/9-13/14

41 52 7    
 

11/2-6/13

38 55 7    
 

9/3-7/13

40 54 6    
 

5/29 - 6/2/13

48 46 6    
 

4/5-9/13

46 49 4    
 

11/25 - 12/1/12

54 42 4    
 

9/15-19/12

49 45 5    
 

5/19-23/12

47 48 6    
 

3/3-6/12

51 45 5    
 

11/30 - 12/4/11

44 49 7    
 

9/28 - 10/2/11

44 50 6    
 

5/18-22/11

51 41 8    
 

3/4-8/11

49 44 8    
 

11/29 - 12/1/10

48 46 6    
 

8/27-30/10

46 49 4    
 

4/22-26/10

48 46 7    
 

1/3-7/10

47 45 8    
 

9/24-28/09

52 40 8    
 

7/5-12/09

56 36 9    
 

4/8-14/09

61 28 11    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

             

"Overall, please tell me whether you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president." If neither: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/11-15/13

50 47 3 1  
 

1/10-14/13

54 42 3 1  
 

11/29 - 12/3/12

57 41 1 2  
 

10/19-23/12

52 45 2 2  
 

9/13-17/12

56 40 2 2  
 

8/16-20/12

49 49 2 1  
 

6/14-18/12

49 48 2 1  
 

5/3-7/12

53 46 1 -  
 

2/16-20/12

49 49 - 1  
 

12/8-12/11

44 54 1 1  
 

10/13-17/11

46 52 1 1  
 

8/18-22/11

46 52 1 1  
 

6/16-20/11

52 47 - 1  
 

5/5-9/11

60 39 1 -  
 

3/24-28/11

53 45 2 -  
 

1/5-10/11

53 46 1 1  
 

11/18-22/10

48 48 2 2  
 

11/3-8/10

47 51 1 2  
 

10/13-18/10

49 50 1 1  
 

9/8-13/10

49 50 - 1  
 

8/11-16/10

49 50 - 1  
 

6/9-14/10

50 49 1 -  
 

5/7-11/10

49 50 - 1  
 

4/7-12/10

49 50 1 -  
 

3/3-8/10

53 46 1 -  
 

1/12-17/10

56 42 1 1  
 

12/10-14/09

56 42 2 1  
 

11/5-9/09

54 43 1 2  
 

10/1-5/09

56 39 3 2  
 

9/3-8/09

50 49 1 1  
 

7/16-20/09

55 42 1 1  
 

5/28 - 6/1/09

64 32 2 2  
 

4/16-20/09

64 30 2 3  
 

2/12-17/09

67 24 4 5  

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.  LV = likely voters. Among adults, except where indicated.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

6/6-9/14

43 53 4    
 

3/7-10/14

48 48 4    
 

12/6-9/13

42 55 3    
 

9/20-23/13

45 49 6    
 

5/31 - 6/3/13

49 46 5    
 

2/15-18/13

55 40 5    
 

12/7-10/12

53 44 3    
 

9/21-24/12

49 46 5    
 

6/15-18/12

53 44 3    
 

3/8-11/12

48 47 5    
 

9/9-12/11

45 49 6    
 

6/17-20/11

49 44 7    
 

3/4-7/11

51 43 6    
 

12/4-7/10

47 48 5    
 

10/7-10/10 LV

47 48 5    
 

7/9-12/10

52 44 4    
 

12/3-7/09

54 41 5    
 

9/10-14/09

56 37 7    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 23-27, 2014. N=1,269 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/23-27/14

39 51 10    
 

Republicans

10 86 4    
 

Democrats

66 25 9    
 

Independents

34 51 15    
 
 

10/3-6/14

42 50 9    
 

Republicans

8 85 7    
 

Democrats

76 17 7    
 

Independents

31 57 12    
 
 

9/12-15/14

40 50 10    
 

Republicans

9 88 3    
 

Democrats

69 20 11    
 

Independents

36 51 13    
 
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

41 50 10    
 

Republicans

8 86 6    
 

Democrats

74 20 6    
 

Independents

36 50 14    
 
 

6/20-22/14

40 54 6    
 

Republicans

10 88 2    
 

Democrats

70 25 6    
 

Independents

34 58 8    
 
 

5/16-19/14

43 48 9    
 

Republicans

14 82 4    
 

Democrats

76 16 7    
 

Independents

33 54 13    
 
 

3/20-23/14

43 50 7    
 

Republicans

10 85 4    
 

Democrats

80 14 5    
 

Independents

34 56 10    
 
 

2/19-23/14

41 51 8    
 

Republicans

7 88 5    
 

Democrats

76 17 7    
 

Independents

36 54 10    
 
 

1/17-21/14

46 47 7    
 

Republicans

7 90 3    
 

Democrats

81 11 7    
 

Independents

41 50 9    
 
 

12/5-8/13

42 50 8    
 

Republicans

10 87 3    
 

Democrats

78 15 7    
 

Independents

34 53 12    
 
 

11/15-18/13

37 57 7    
 

Republicans

6 90 4    
 

Democrats

73 19 7    
 

Independents

29 63 7    
 
 

10/18-21/13

46 49 4    
 

Republicans

10 87 3    
 

Democrats

81 14 4    
 

Independents

41 54 5    
 
 

9/19-23/13

43 49 7    
 

Republicans

6 89 5    
 

Democrats

80 17 3    
 

Independents

38 51 11    
 
 

9/6-8/13

46 46 8    
 
 

7/18-22/13

48 45 7    
 

Republicans

13 84 3    
 

Democrats

81 15 4    
 

Independents

42 47 11    
 
 

5/31 - 6/4/13

47 43 10    
 

Republicans

11 80 9    
 

Democrats

83 9 8    
 

Independents

43 45 12    
 
 

4/24-28/13

47 45 8    
 

Republicans

12 84 3    
 

Democrats

83 12 4    
 

Independents

43 45 12    
 
 

3/20-24/13

45 46 9    
 

Republicans

9 83 8    
 

Democrats

80 12 8    
 

Independents

38 50 11    
 
 

2/6-10/13

52 38 10    
 

Republicans

12 82 7    
 

Democrats

86 8 6    
 

Independents

48 37 15    
 
 

1/11-15/13

51 41 7    
 

Republicans

14 83 4    
 

Democrats

86 9 6    
 

Independents

47 42 11    
 
 

12/12-16/12

57 37 6    
 

Republicans

16 78 6    
 

Democrats

90 8 2    
 

Independents

53 37 10    
 
 

10/25-28/12

50 42 8    
 

Republicans

9 88 3    
 

Democrats

89 5 5    
 

Independents

42 44 13    
 
 

10/17-20/12

49 42 9    
 

Republicans

11 83 6    
 

Democrats

83 10 7    
 

Independents

48 40 12    
 
 

9/8-12/12

51 42 7    
 

Republicans

11 84 4    
 

Democrats

87 9 4    
 

Independents

41 47 11    
 
 

8/22-26/12

48 43 8    
 

Republicans

8 88 4    
 

Democrats

84 11 6    
 

Independents

46 41 13    
 
 

7/11-16/12

44 46 10    
 

Republicans

16 81 3    
 

Democrats

78 15 7    
 

Independents

35 49 16    
 
 

4/13-17/12

48 42 10    
 

Republicans

8 82 10    
 

Democrats

86 13 1    
 

Independents

42 41 17    
 
 

3/7-11/12

41 47 12    
 

Republicans

5 89 6    
 

Democrats

78 15 7    
 

Independents

37 45 18    
 
 

2/8-13/12

50 43 7    
 

Republicans

9 82 9    
 

Democrats

85 12 3    
 

Independents

46 44 10    
 
 

1/12-17/12

47 45 8    
 

Republicans

9 83 8    
 

Democrats

78 16 6    
 

Independents

42 47 11    
 
 

1/4-8/12

45 47 8    
 

Republicans

9 86 5    
 

Democrats

84 12 4    
 

Independents

38 49 13    
 
 

12/14-18/11

47 44 9    
 

Republicans

16 80 4    
 

Democrats

78 17 5    
 

Independents

41 43 16    
 
 

12/5-7/11

44 46 10    
 

Republicans

11 79 10    
 

Democrats

77 14 9    
 

Independents

41 47 12    
 
 

11/6-10/11

43 47 10    
 

Republicans

12 81 7    
 

Democrats

76 21 3    
 

Independents

39 47 14    
 
 

10/19-24/11

46 46 8    
 

Republicans

9 85 6    
 

Democrats

78 16 6    
 

Independents

42 47 11    
 
 

9/28 - 10/2/11

44 44 12    
 

Republicans

7 86 7    
 

Democrats

78 13 9    
 

Independents

41 42 17    
 
 

9/10-15/11

43 50 7    
 

Republicans

8 89 3    
 

Democrats

78 14 8    
 

Independents

37 54 9    
 
 

6/24-28/11

47 44 9    
 

Republicans

11 84 5    
 

Democrats

76 15 9    
 

Independents

47 42 11    
 
 

6/3-7/11

48 43 9    
 

Republicans

21 72 7    
 

Democrats

75 18 7    
 

Independents

47 41 12    
 
 

4/15-20/11

46 45 9    
 

Republicans

9 85 6    
 

Democrats

79 16 5    
 

Independents

43 45 12    
 
 

3/18-21/11

49 41 10    
 

Republicans

18 76 6    
 

Democrats

78 14 8    
 

Independents

46 39 15    
 
 

2/11-14/11

48 41 11    
 

Republicans

16 77 7    
 

Democrats

82 11 7    
 

Independents

42 39 19    
 
 

1/15-19/11

49 39 12    
 

Republicans

14 77 9    
 

Democrats

85 10 5    
 

Independents

43 39 18    
 
 

11/29 - 12/2/10

48 42 10    
 

Republicans

18 77 5    
 

Democrats

75 15 10    
 

Independents

45 43 12    
 
 

11/7-10/10

45 45 10    
 

Republicans

10 83 7    
 

Democrats

78 14 8    
 

Independents

40 47 13    
 
 

10/21-26/10

45 47 8    
 

Republicans

10 86 4    
 

Democrats

82 13 5    
 

Independents

36 51 13    
 
 

10/1-5/10

44 45 11    
 

Republicans

14 80 6    
 

Democrats

72 16 12    
 

Independents

42 45 13    
 
 

9/10-14/10

45 47 8    
 

Republicans

7 86 7    
 

Democrats

76 15 9    
 

Independents

42 49 9    
 
 

8/20-24/10

48 44 8    
 

Republicans

17 78 5    
 

Democrats

79 17 4    
 

Independents

42 45 13    
 
 

7/9-12/10

44 44 12    
 

Republicans

12 81 7    
 

Democrats

78 11 11    
 

Independents

38 46 16    
 
 

6/16-20/10

47 43 10    
 

Republicans

15 80 5    
 

Democrats

74 16 10    
 

Independents

43 44 13    
 
 

5/20-24/10

47 43 10    
 

Republicans

13 83 4    
 

Democrats

79 11 10    
 

Independents

44 42 14    
 
 

4/28 - 5/2/10

51 39 10    
 

Republicans

14 80 6    
 

Democrats

82 9 9    
 

Independents

48 39 13    
 
 

4/5-12/10

50 40 10    
 
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

44 41 15    
 

Republicans

17 74 9    
 

Democrats

79 9 12    
 

Independents

33 46 21    
 
 

3/18-21/10

49 41 10    
 

Republicans

11 81 8    
 

Democrats

83 11 6    
 

Independents

40 47 13    
 
 

2/5-10/10

46 45 9    
 

Republicans

14 78 8    
 

Democrats

78 15 7    
 

Independents

44 44 12    
 
 

1/14-17/10

50 40 10    
 

Republicans

25 65 10    
 

Democrats

81 13 6    
 

Independents

40 47 13    
 
 

1/6-10/10

46 41 13    
 

Republicans

13 79 8    
 

Democrats

81 11 8    
 

Independents

42 40 18    
 
 

12/4-8/09

50 39 11    
 

Republicans

19 70 11    
 

Democrats

82 12 6    
 

Independents

43 41 16    
 
 

11/13-16/09

53 36 11    
 

Republicans

18 69 13    
 

Democrats

83 10 7    
 

Independents

45 40 15    
 
 

10/5-8/09

56 34 10    
 

Republicans

20 69 11    
 

Democrats

87 8 5    
 

Independents

52 35 13    
 
 

9/19-23/09

56 33 11    
 

Republicans

23 67 10    
 

Democrats

85 8 7    
 

Independents

47 38 15    
 
 

8/27-31/09

56 35 9    
 

Republicans

19 69 12    
 

Democrats

86 8 6    
 

Independents

50 39 11    
 
 

7/24-28/09

58 30 12    
 

Republicans

24 56 20    
 

Democrats

86 10 4    
 

Independents

52 33 15    
 
 

7/9-12/09

57 32 11    
 

Republicans

30 62 8    
 

Democrats

82 9 9    
 

Independents

50 34 16    
 
 

6/12-16/09

63 26 11    
 

Republicans

23 63 14    
 

Democrats

92 4 4    
 

Independents

58 25 17    
 
 

5/6-12/09

63 26 11    
 

Republicans

34 54 12    
 

Democrats

87 5 8    
 

Independents

59 28 13    
 
 

4/22-26/09

68 23 9    
 

Republicans

31 57 12    
 

Democrats

91 3 6    
 

Independents

65 24 11    
 
 

4/1-5/09

66 24 10    
 

Republicans

31 54 15    
 

Democrats

89 7 4    
 

Independents

63 24 13    
 
 

3/20-22/09

64 20 16    
 

Republicans

35 50 15    
 

Democrats

87 2 11    
 

Independents

60 17 23    
 
 

3/12-16/09

62 24 14    
 

Republicans

23 61 16    
 

Democrats

90 3 7    
 

Independents

58 22 20    
 
 

2/18-22/09

63 22 15    
 

Republicans

44 38 18    
 

Democrats

88 3 9    
 

Independents

52 30 18    
 
 

2/2-4/09

62 15 23    
 

Republicans

36 36 28    
 

Democrats

86 2 12    
 

Independents

56 12 32    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 24-26, 2014. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/24-26/14

45 53 3    
 

Democrats

81 18 2    
 

Independents

37 59 4    
 

Republicans

10 88 2    
 
 

9/25-28/14

44 52 4    
 

Democrats

79 19 2    
 

Independents

39 55 6    
 

Republicans

10 89 1    
 
 

9/5-7/14

43 55 2    
 

Democrats

78 21 2    
 

Independents

37 61 2    
 

Republicans

11 89 1    
 
 

7/18-20/14

42 55 3    
 

Democrats

77 18 5    
 

Independents

34 62 4    
 

Republicans

9 91 -    
 
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

43 55 2    
 

Democrats

80 17 3    
 

Independents

34 63 3    
 

Republicans

12 87 -    
 
 

5/2-4/14

43 55 2    
 

Democrats

85 14 1    
 

Independents

34 62 5    
 

Republicans

8 91 1    
 
 

3/7-9/14

43 53 4    
 

Democrats

78 20 2    
 

Independents

35 58 7    
 

Republicans

11 88 -    
 
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

45 50 5    
 

Democrats

88 9 3    
 

Independents

38 55 7    
 

Republicans

5 92 3    
 
 

12/16-19/13

41 56 3    
 

Democrats

75 20 5    
 

Independents

32 64 4    
 

Republicans

8 92 -    
 
 

11/18-20/13

41 56 3    
 

Democrats

78 19 3    
 

Independents

32 63 4    
 

Republicans

8 92 -    
 
 

10/18-20/13

44 52 4    
 

Democrats

85 10 4    
 

Independents

34 61 5    
 

Republicans

6 91 2    
 
 

9/27-29/13

44 53 4    
 

Democrats

80 18 3    
 

Independents

33 62 6    
 

Republicans

12 85 3    
 
 

9/6-8/13

45 52 3    
 

Democrats

81 14 4    
 

Independents

37 59 4    
 

Republicans

11 89 1    
 
 

6/11-13/13

45 54 1    
 

Democrats

83 15 2    
 

Independents

37 61 2    
 

Republicans

11 89 -    
 
 

5/17-18/13

53 45 2    
 

Democrats

87 13 -    
 

Independents

47 49 4    
 

Republicans

15 84 1    
 
 

4/5-7/13

51 47 3    
 

Democrats

87 11 3    
 

Independents

45 52 3    
 

Republicans

12 86 2    
 
 

3/15-17/13

47 50 3    
 

Democrats

85 13 2    
 

Independents

41 53 6    
 

Republicans

6 94 1    
 
 

1/14-15/13

55 43 2    
 

Democrats

92 7 1    
 

Independents

51 47 2    
 

Republicans

13 85 2    
 
 

12/17-18/12

52 43 4    
 

Democrats

94 4 2    
 

Independents

44 50 6    
 

Republicans

8 88 4    
 
 

11/16-18/12

52 43 5    
 

Democrats

93 6 1    
 

Independents

46 47 7    
 

Republicans

8 86 5    
 
 

11/2-4/12

51 45 4    
 

Democrats

90 9 1    
 

Independents

43 50 7    
 

Republicans

8 90 3    
 
 

9/28-30/12

49 48 3    
 

Democrats

88 11 1    
 

Independents

42 52 6    
 

Republicans

7 92 1    
 
 

9/7-9/12

51 44 5    
 

Democrats

91 6 3    
 

Independents

44 48 8    
 

Republicans

6 92 2    
 
 

8/31 - 9/3/12

48 45 7    
 

Democrats

84 11 5    
 

Independents

43 47 10    
 

Republicans

12 84 4    
 
 

8/22-23/12

50 44 6    
 

Democrats

86 10 4    
 

Independents

43 47 10    
 

Republicans

13 85 2    
 
 

8/7-8/12

50 47 3    
 

Democrats

86 13 1    
 

Independents

48 46 6    
 

Republicans

10 89 1    
 
 

6/28 - 7/1/12

51 47 2    
 

Democrats

90 7 3    
 

Independents

44 53 3    
 

Republicans

14 85 1    
 
 

5/29-31/12

52 47 1    
 

Democrats

92 7 1    
 

Independents

45 53 1    
 

Republicans

9 89 3    
 
 

4/13-15/12

49 48 3    
 

Democrats

82 16 2    
 

Independents

47 49 4    
 

Republicans

12 86 2    
 
 

3/24-25/12

51 45 4    
 

Democrats

86 10 4    
 

Independents

47 48 6    
 

Republicans

10 88 1    
 
 

2/10-13/12

50 48 2    
 

Democrats

85 14 1    
 

Independents

50 46 4    
 

Republicans

6 93 -    
 
 

1/11-12/12

47 51 3    
 

Democrats

79 19 2    
 

Independents

45 50 5    
 

Republicans

9 90 1    
 
 

12/16-18/11

49 48 3    
 

Democrats

82 16 1    
 

Independents

44 51 4    
 

Republicans

15 83 1    
 
 

11/18-20/11

44 54 3    
 

Democrats

78 21 1    
 

Independents

38 57 4    
 

Republicans

13 85 1    
 
 

11/11-13/11

46 52 2    
 

Democrats

75 23 2    
 

Independents

42 54 3    
 

Republicans

15 84 1    
 
 

10/14-16/11

46 50 3    
 

Democrats

82 16 2    
 

Independents

44 52 4    
 

Republicans

8 89 3    
 
 

9/23-25/11

45 52 3    
 

Democrats

80 18 3    
 

Independents

42 54 4    
 

Republicans

9 89 2    
 
 

9/9-11/11

43 55 2    
 

Democrats

78 21 1    
 

Independents

35 60 4    
 

Republicans

6 93 1    
 
 

8/24-25/11

45 54 1    
 

Democrats

77 22 1    
 

Independents

41 58 2    
 

Republicans

12 88 -    
 
 

8/5-7/11

44 54 2    
 

Democrats

77 20 2    
 

Independents

36 62 2    
 

Republicans

12 88 -    
 
 

8/1/11

45 52 2    
 

Democrats

77 19 4    
 

Independents

42 56 2    
 

Republicans

12 88 -    
 
 

7/18-20/11

45 54 2    
 

Democrats

80 19 1    
 

Independents

39 59 2    
 

Republicans

6 93 1    
 
 

6/3-7/11

48 48 5    
 

Democrats

82 14 4    
 

Independents

42 52 6    
 

Republicans

14 83 3    
 
 

5/24-26/11

54 45 2    
 

Democrats

85 14 1    
 

Independents

47 51 2    
 

Republicans

27 72 1    
 
 

5/2/11

52 43 5    
 

Democrats

83 14 2    
 

Independents

50 43 7    
 

Republicans

22 72 6    
 
 

4/29 - 5/1/11

51 46 3    
 
 

4/9-10/11

48 50 2    
 

Democrats

87 12 2    
 

Independents

35 62 3    
 

Republicans

15 84 1    
 
 

3/18-20/11

51 47 2    
 

Democrats

82 17 -    
 

Independents

45 52 3    
 

Republicans

17 80 3    
 
 

3/11-13/11

50 47 3    
 

Democrats

84 14 2    
 

Independents

46 49 4    
 

Republicans

15 82 3    
 
 

1/21-23/11

55 44 1    
 

Democrats

87 12 1    
 

Independents

54 45 1    
 

Republicans

19 81 -    
 
 

1/14-16/11

53 45 2    
 

Democrats

82 17 1    
 

Independents

56 40 3    
 

Republicans

15 83 2    
 
 

12/17-19/10

48 48 4    
 

Democrats

82 15 3    
 

Independents

41 54 5    
 

Republicans

12 85 2    
 
 

11/11-14/10

48 50 3    
 

Democrats

87 13 1    
 

Independents

45 50 5    
 

Republicans

7 91 2    
 
 

10/27-30/10

46 51 4    
 

Democrats

88 11 1    
 

Independents

39 55 6    
 

Republicans

8 89 3    
 
 

10/5-7/10

45 52 3    
 

9/21-23/10

42 54 4    
 

9/1-2/10

50 49 1    
 

8/6-10/10

47 51 2    
 

7/16-21/10

47 50 2    
 

6/16/10

50 48 2    
 

5/21-23/10

51 46 3    
 

4/9-11/10

51 47 2    
 

3/25-28/10

51 48 1    
 

3/19-21/10

46 51 3    
 

2/12-15/10

49 50 1    
 

1/22-24/10

49 50 -    
 

1/8-10/10

51 48 1    
 

12/16-20/09

54 44 2    
 

12/2-3/09

48 50 2    
 

11/13-15/09

55 42 3    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

54 45 1    
 

10/16-18/09

55 43 2    
 
 

9/11-13/09

58 40 2    
 

Democrats

89 10 1    
 

Independents

51 46 3    
 

Republicans

22 75 3    
 
 

8/28-31/09

53 45 2    
 

Democrats

90 8 2    
 

Independents

43 53 4    
 

Republicans

15 85 -    
 
 

7/31 - 8/3/09

56 40 4    
 

6/26-28/09

61 37 3    
 

5/14-17/09

62 35 3    
 

4/23-26/09

63 33 5    
 

4/3-5/09

66 30 3    
 

3/12-15/09

64 34 2    
 

2/18-19/09

67 29 4    
 

2/7-8/09

76 23 1    

 

Cook Political Report/RT Strategies Poll. April 8-11, 2009. N=833 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?" If neither/mixed/unsure: "Well, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove when it comes to his performance as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Neither/
Mixed (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/8-11/09

60 30 6 4  
 

2/27 - 3/1/09

57 28 8 7  

 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by FD. July 9-13, 2009. N=800 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/9-13/09

56 38 7    
 

6/4-7/09

65 31 4    
 

4/23-26/09

62 33 6    
 

3/26-29/09

63 31 6    
 

2/28 - 3/2/09

67 27 6    
 

1/21-24/09

63 9 29    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Oct. 25-27, 2014. N=1,005 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.
1/11 & earlier: Conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/25-27/14

41 54 6    
 

10/12-14/14

40 52 9    
 

9/28-30/14

40 52 9    
 

9/7-9/14

38 56 6    
 

8/10-12/14

42 49 9    
 

7/20-22/14

42 52 6    
 

6/21-23/14

41 54 5    
 

6/1-3/14

40 54 6    
 

5/10, 12 & 13/14

44 49 8    
 

4/13-15/14

42 51 6    
 

3/23-25/14

40 53 7    
 

3/2-4/14

38 54 9    
 

2/9-11/14

42 53 6    
 

1/19-21/14

42 53 5    
 

12/14-16/13

41 53 5    
 

11/10-12/13

40 55 5    
 

10/20-22/13

41 53 7    
 

10/1-2/13

45 49 6    
 

9/6-8/13

40 54 6    
 

8/3-5/13

42 52 6    
 

7/21-23/13

46 47 7    
 

6/22-24/13

43 51 5    
 

6/9-11/13

44 50 6    
 

5/18-20/13

45 51 4    
 

4/20-22/13

47 45 7    
 

3/17-19/13

47 47 6    
 

2/25-27/13

46 47 7    
 

2/4-6/13

49 45 5    
 

1/15-17/13

47 47 6    
 

12/9-11/12

48 46 6    
 

10/28-30/12

51 46 4    
 

10/7-9/12

49 47 4    
 

9/24-26/12

49 46 5    
 

9/9-11/12

48 48 5    
 

8/19-21/12

46 48 6    
 

8/5-7/12

49 46 6    
 

7/15-17/12

47 49 4    
 

6/24-26/12

48 43 9    
 

6/3-5/12

49 45 6    
 

5/13-15/12

49 47 4    
 

4/22-24/12

45 51 4    
 

4/9-11/12

42 51 6    
 

3/10-12/12

47 45 8    
 

2/6-9/12

48 45 7    
 

1/12-14/12

45 47 8    
 

12/5-7/11

44 51 5    
 

11/13-15/11

42 48 10    
 

10/23-25/11

43 50 8    
 

9/25-27/11

43 51 6    
 

8/29-31/11

44 47 9    
 

8/7-9/11

42 48 9    
 

7/17-19/11

45 46 9    
 

6/26-28/11

46 46 8    
 

6/5-7/11

48 43 8    
 

5/15-17/11

55 41 4    
 

4/25-27/11

47 47 5    
 

4/3-5/11

49 47 5    
 

3/14-16/11

49 44 7    
 

2/7-9/11

51 43 6    
 
 

1/18-19/11

47 44 8    
 

Democrats

87 9 5    
 

Republicans

12 80 8    
 

Independents

40 46 14    
 
 

12/14-15/10

40 51 9    
 

Democrats

75 15 10    
 

Republicans

10 85 5    
 

Independents

37 48 15    
 
 

10/26-28/10

41 50 9    
 

Democrats

79 14 7    
 

Republicans

6 86 8    
 

Independents

37 49 14    
 
 

10/11-13/10

43 47 9    
 

Democrats

78 14 8    
 

Republicans

9 86 4    
 

Independents

39 47 14    
 
 

9/28-29/10

42 49 9    
 

Democrats

77 11 12    
 

Republicans

10 86 5    
 

Independents

35 56 9    
 
 

9/14-16/10

42 52 6    
 

Democrats

80 14 6    
 

Republicans

8 88 4    
 

Independents

39 50 11    
 
 

9/1-2/10

46 48 6    
 

Democrats

80 15 5    
 

Republicans

14 83 3    
 

Independents

40 50 10    
 
 

8/10-11/10

43 49 8    
 

Democrats

77 19 5    
 

Republicans

14 81 6    
 

Independents

42 46 13    
 
 

7/27-28/10

43 50 7    
 

Democrats

80 15 5    
 

Republicans

14 80 6    
 

Independents

36 56 8    
 
 

7/13-14/10

43 48 9    
 

Democrats

76 15 9    
 

Republicans

13 80 8    
 

Independents

40 48 13    
 
 

6/29-30/10

47 45 9    
 

Democrats

84 10 6    
 

Republicans

14 78 8    
 

Independents

40 48 13    
 
 

6/8-9/10

46 45 8    
 

Democrats

79 13 8    
 

Republicans

13 81 6    
 

Independents

38 52 10    
 
 

5/18-19/10

45 46 8    
 

Democrats

79 12 9    
 

Republicans

12 84 4    
 

Independents

39 48 14    
 
 

5/4-5/10

48 43 9    
 

Democrats

85 9 7    
 

Republicans

11 82 6    
 

Independents

38 45 17    
 
 

4/20-21/10

46 46 8    
 

Democrats

82 12 5    
 

Republicans

10 82 7    
 

Independents

39 47 14    
 
 

4/6-7/10

43 48 9    
 

Democrats

80 12 8    
 

Republicans

7 87 6    
 

Independents

38 49 13    
 
 

3/16-17/10

46 48 6    
 

Democrats

80 15 5    
 

Republicans

12 84 4    
 

Independents

47 45 8    
 
 

2/23-24/10

47 45 8    
 

Democrats

82 11 7    
 

Republicans

14 80 6    
 

Independents

38 51 12    
 
 

2/2-3/10

46 47 7    
 

Democrats

81 12 7    
 

Republicans

14 82 5    
 

Independents

45 47 8    
 
 

1/12-13/10

50 42 8    
 

Democrats

84 11 5    
 

Republicans

13 81 6    
 

Independents

45 38 16    
 
 

12/8-9/09

50 44 7    
 

Democrats

86 10 4    
 

Republicans

18 74 8    
 

Independents

44 48 8    
 
 

11/17-18/09

46 46 8    
 

Democrats

85 9 6    
 

Republicans

15 80 4    
 

Independents

34 51 15    
 
 

10/27-28/09

50 41 10    
 

Democrats

84 10 6    
 

Republicans

15 79 7    
 

Independents

49 34 17    
 
 

10/13-14/09

49 45 6    
 

Democrats

85 12 3    
 

Republicans

11 82 6    
 

Independents

42 47 11    
 
 

9/29-30/09

50 42 8    
 

Democrats

84 11 6    
 

Republicans

16 78 7    
 

Independents

46 41 13    
 
 

9/15-16/09

54 39 8    
 

Democrats

85 10 5    
 

Republicans

17 72 11    
 

Independents

51 42 7    
 
 

8/11-12/09

53 40 7    
 

Democrats

87 8 5    
 

Republicans

16 76 8    
 

Independents

49 44 7    
 
 

7/21-22/09

54 38 8    
 

Democrats

86 8 6    
 

Republicans

17 75 8    
 

Independents

54 36 10    
 
 

6/9-10/09

62 31 8    
 

Democrats

88 8 4    
 

Republicans

28 62 11    
 

Independents

66 26 9    
 
 

5/12-13/09

60 30 9    
 

Democrats

93 5 2    
 

Republicans

23 63 13    
 

Independents

57 30 13    
 
 

4/22-23/09

62 29 8    
 

Democrats

92 4 4    
 

Republicans

24 66 10    
 

Independents

57 29 14    
 
 

3/31 - 4/1/09

58 32 9    
 

Democrats

90 5 5    
 

Republicans

23 66 11    
 

Independents

52 35 13    
 
 

3/3-4/09

63 26 11    
 

Democrats

92 3 4    
 

Republicans

30 56 13    
 

Independents

61 24 15    
 
 

2/17-18/09

60 26 14    
 

Democrats

90 5 5    
 

Republicans

29 53 18    
 

Independents

62 19 19    
 
 

1/27-28/09

65 16 19    
 

Democrats

85 2 12    
 

Republicans

37 36 27    
 

Independents

64 16 19    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 10-13, 2012. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/10-13/12

48 49 3    
 

5/3-6/12

49 46 5    
 

4/9-12/12

46 50 4    
 

3/8-11/12

50 45 5    
 

2/16-19/12

46 49 5    
 

2/2-6/12

50 46 4    
 

1/5-8/12

44 51 5    
 

12/15-18/11

47 49 3    
 

11/28 - 12/1/11

43 51 6    
 

11/3-6/11

47 47 6    
 

10/6-9/11

41 53 6    
 

9/15-18/11

42 53 5    
 

9/8-11/11

37 57 5    
 

8/11-14/11

41 54 5    
 

8/4-7/11

47 50 4    
 

7/15-17/11

45 50 5    
 

7/7-10/11

43 51 5    
 

6/9-12/11

44 49 7    
 

5/12-15/11

52 44 3    
 

5/5-8/11

54 40 5    
 

4/20-23/11

47 48 5    
 

4/7-11/11

43 51 6    
 

3/25-27/11

47 48 5    
 

3/3-6/11

44 48 8    
 

2/2-5/11

52 43 5    
 

1/14-16/11

47 49 4    
 

1/7-9/11

47 47 6    
 

12/10-12/10

46 50 4    
 

11/19-21/10

42 54 4    
 

11/4-7/10

44 50 6    
 

10/28-31/10

45 49 6    
 

10/7-10/10

45 49 6    
 

9/13-16/10

44 52 4    
 

7/27 - 8/1/10

41 53 6    
 

7/8-11/10

45 48 7    
 

6/11-13/10

50 45 5    
 

5/24-25/10

48 48 4    
 

5/3-6/10

46 47 7    
 

4/8-11/10

47 47 5    
 

3/26-28/10

47 50 3    
 

3/4-7/10

46 49 5    
 

2/1-3/10

48 48 4    
 

1/8-10/10

50 45 5    
 

12/11-13/09

49 46 5    
 

11/20-22/09

50 44 6    
 

11/5-8/09

50 44 6    
 

10/16-19/09

50 46 5    
 

10/1-4/09

49 44 6    
 

9/11-13/09

54 43 3    
 

8/6-9/09

54 42 4    
 

7/17-19/09

55 41 4    
 

7/10-12/09

58 36 6    
 

6/14-17/09

58 36 5    
 

5/29-31/09

61 34 5    
 

5/7-10/09

58 35 7    
 

4/6-9/09

64 29 7    
 

3/27-29/09

64 30 6    
 

3/5-8/09

65 28 7    
 

2/20-22/09

62 29 9    
 

2/9-12/09

63 26 11    
 

1/30 - 2/1/09

64 25 11    

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Aug. 23-28, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president? Do you approve or disapprove of the job he is doing?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/23-28/14

44 51 5    
 

3/16-20/14

44 53 3    
 

1/12-16/14

41 54 5    
 

10/27-31/13

45 52 3    
 

12/2-6/12

50 47 3    
 

11/4-5/12

49 49 2    
 

10/29 - 11/1/12

49 49 2    
 

10/22-25/12

49 49 2    
 

10/14-18/12

49 48 2    
 

10/7-11/12

50 48 2    
 

10/1-4/12

50 48 2    
 

9/24-27/12

49 49 2    
 

9/16-20/12

50 48 3    
 

8/5-8/12

48 49 2    
 

4/29 - 5/3/12

48 48 5    
 

2/19-22/12

53 45 3    
 

11/6-9/11

44 52 5    
 

8/28 - 9/1/11

45 50 5    
 

5/8-12/11

52 45 4    
 

10/17-20/10

46 51 4    
 

9/19-22/10

46 51 3    
 

9/7-9/10

45 48 7    
 

4/5-8/10

49 47 4    
 

12/6-9/09

49 45 6    
 

7/19-23/09

53 42 5    

 

Ipsos/Reuters Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Sept. 7-10, 2012. N=1,089 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.  6/10 & earlier: Ipsos/McClatchy Poll

             

"Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?" If mixed or unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"
NOTE: 10/11 - 12/11, half of respondents asked the question above and half asked the following question, with the responses combined: "Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?" If unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Mixed Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/7-10/12

50 46 2 1  
 

8/2-6/12

49 48 2 1  
 

7/5-9/12

48 47 4 1  
 

6/7-11/12

47 50 1 1  
 

5/3-7/12

50 47 2 2  
 

4/12-15/12

49 49 2 1  
 

3/8-11/12

50 48 2 -  
 

2/2-6/12

48 49 2 -  
 

1/5-9/12

47 49 3 1  
 
 

12/8-12/11

47 48 4 1  
 

10/31 - 11/3/11

49 50 2 -  
 

10/6-10/11

47 50 3 -  
 
 

9/8-12/11

47 48 2 2  
 

8/4-8/11

45 52 2 1  
 

7/8-11/11

49 46 3 1  
 

6/3-6/11

50 46 2 2  
 

5/5-9/11

49 47 3 1  
 

4/7-10/11

46 49 3 1  
 

3/3-6/11

49 47 3 1  
 

2/4-7/11

51 46 2 1  
 

1/7-10/11

50 47 3 -  
 

12/2-5/10

45 46 6 2  
 

10/28-31/10

45 51 3 1  
 

10/7-11/10

43 53 3 1  
 

9/16-19/10

47 50 2 2  
 

8/19-22/10

45 52 2 1  
 

7/22-25/10

48 48 2 1  
 
 

6/10-13/10

50 45 4 1  
 

5/6-9/10

52 43 3 1  
 

4/1-5/10

51 46 2 1  
 

2/26-28/10

53 44 2 1  
 

1/28-31/10

50 46 3 1  
 

1/7-11/10

52 45 2 0  
 

12/3-6/09

49 49 2 1  
 

10/29 - 11/1/09

53 43 2 1  
 

10/1-5/09

56 40 3 1  
 

8/27-31/09

56 40 3 1  
 

7/30 - 8/3/09

58 37 4 1  
 

7/9-13/09

57 38 3 1  
 

6/4-8/09

64 32 3 1  
 

4/30 - 5/3/09

65 31 2 1  
 

4/2-6/09

63 33 4 0  
 

3/5-9/09

65 29 5 1  
 

2/6-9/09

69 26 3 1  

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Sept. 24-29, 2014. N=884 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.
6/10 & earlier: Marist College Marist Poll.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/24-29/14

46 51 3    
 

8/4-7/14

40 52 8    
 

4/7-10/14

45 52 3    
 

2/4-9/14

42 52 5    
 

12/3-5/13

43 53 4    
 

9/7-8/13

44 47 9    
 

7/15-18/13

41 48 11    
 

3/25-27/13

50 46 4    
 

3/4-7/13

45 48 7    
 

12/4-6/12

50 44 6    
 

7/9-11/12

47 47 6    
 

6/18-26/12

46 46 7    
 

3/20-22/12

48 47 5    
 

11/8-10/11

43 50 7    
 

9/13-14/11

39 52 9    
 

8/2-4/11

44 46 10    
 

6/15-23/11

45 47 8    
 

4/10-14/11

44 49 6    
 

1/6-10/11

48 43 9    
 

12/2-8/10

42 50 8    
 

11/15-18/10

45 48 7    
 

10/22-25/10

48 43 9    
 

9/30 - 10/5/10

43 50 7    
 

9/14-16/10

45 50 5    
 
 

6/17-24/10

44 45 11    
 

3/25-26 & 29/10

46 43 11    
 

2/1-3/10

44 47 9    
 

12/2, 3 & 7/09

46 44 10    
 

10/7, 8 & 12/09

53 41 6    
 

8/3-6/09

55 35 10    
 

6/1-3/09

56 32 12    
 

4/21-23/09

55 31 14    
 

4/1-3/09

56 30 14    

 

National Public Radio poll conducted by Democracy Corps (D) and Resurgent Republic (R). March 19-23, 2014. N=840 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/19-23/14

46 51 3    
 

10/23-25/12

49 49 2    
 

9/26-30/12

50 46 4    
 

7/9-12/12

49 46 4    

 

National Public Radio Poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (R) and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D). Jan. 20-21, 23, 2010. N=800 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/20-21, 23/10

49 48 3    
 

7/22-26/09

53 42 6    
 

3/10-12, 14/09

59 35 6    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 8-12, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.
RV = registered voters. LV = likely voters. Among adults, except where indicated.

             

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/8-12/14 RV

42 52 6    
 

9/3-7/14 RV

40 54 6    
 

7/30 - 8/3/14

40 54 6    
 

6/11-15/14

41 53 6    
 

4/23-27/14

44 50 6    
 

3/5-9/14

41 54 5    
 

1/22-25/14

43 51 6    
 

12/4-8/13

43 54 3    
 

10/25-28/13

42 51 7    
 

10/7-9/13

47 48 5    
 

9/5-8/13

45 50 5    
 

8/28-29/13

44 48 8    
 

7/17-21/13

45 50 5    
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

48 47 5    
 

4/5-8/13

47 48 5    
 

2/21-24/13

50 45 5    
 

1/12-15/13

52 44 4    
 

12/6-9/12

53 43 4    
 

11/1-3/12 LV

49 49 2    
 

10/17-20/12 RV

49 48 3    
 

9/26-30/12 RV

49 48 3    
 

9/12-16/12 RV

50 48 2    
 

8/16-20/12 RV

48 49 3    
 

7/18-22/12 RV

49 48 3    
 

6/20-24/12

47 48 5