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October 12, 2014

Obama Approval Rating Bounces Back in Gallup Poll — But It’s Still Bad

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Obama improved from the highest disapproval rating of his presidency. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A day after recording his worst-ever disapproval rating in the Gallup daily tracking poll, President Barack Obama’s approval rating improved to merely terrible.

As noted Saturday, Gallup’s poll is notoriously noisy. (Critics repeatedly note that it predicted a President Mitt Romney).

Obama’s Sunday result in the three-day tracker bounced to 42 approval, 54 disapproval from 39 percent approval, 57 disapproval. That’s very close to where he stood in the RealClearPolitics average, and is still sufficiently in the dumps for Democrats to want to avoid making appearances with him.


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By Steven Dennis Posted at 2:58 p.m.

October 11, 2014

Record Disapproval for Obama in Gallup Poll (Updated)

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Obama hasn’t had a Gallup approval rating over 50 percent since before his State of the Union address in 2013. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 10:15 p.m. | President Barack Obama lodged his worst-ever disapproval Saturday in the Gallup tracking poll — another ominous sign for Democrats scrambling on defense ahead of the midterm elections, which are less than a month away.

While the Gallup tracking poll is notoriously noisy, the 57 percent who disapproved of the president’s performance marked a new high, while his approval rating, at 39 percent, was just a tick above his all-time low.

Obama hit 56 percent disapproval a couple of times in the Gallup tracker during his presidency.

But he’s less popular in the Gallup poll than he was than during either of his elections or the 2010 midterms, when the Democratic House was wiped out.

Obama’s numbers improved Sunday.

Full story

By Steven Dennis Posted at 8:57 p.m.

September 24, 2014

Obama’s Poll Numbers Underwater for a Year

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It’s been a tough 12 months of poll numbers for Obama. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

President Barack Obama’s Gallup tracking poll numbers are about to hit an ignominious milestone — a solid year with more people disapproving than approving of his performance.

One year ago, Obama’s approval numbers and disapproval numbers were bouncing around. His last positive result came Sept. 23-25, 2013, and 47 percent approved and 46 percent disapproved, according to Gallup’s website.

Then a series of fall crises hit — the government shutdown, the disastrous rollout of and Obama’s admission that he failed to keep his “if you like it, you can keep it” promise. Obama hasn’t had a single day above water since then, though he came within a point a couple of times.

And he hasn’t had an approval rating of 51 percent since a May 2013 Gallup poll. Full story

By Steven Dennis Posted at 11:36 a.m.

June 17, 2014

Poll: Little Support for Sending Combat Troops to Iraq

A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows widespread opposition to the United States sending combat troops to Iraq. Full story

By Steven Dennis Posted at 8:45 a.m.
Iraq, Polls

May 5, 2014

Another Ugly Poll for Obama

These aren’t the poll results President Barack Obama is looking for. A new USA Today/Pew poll has ugly numbers for the president’s Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections and even uglier figures for the president. Full story

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