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Obama vs. Bush Job Approval
53.4 Obama Approve 39.6 Bush Approve
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Recent Commentary & News Stories

- Rhetoric Meets Reality - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Obama Truly Understands the Stakes - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- The Long Fight for Universal Health Care - Eleanor Clift, Newsweek

- Americans Concerned About Obama's Spending - Frank Newport, Gallup

- President Needs a More Centrist Agenda - Michael Boskin, Wall St. Journal

See All President Obama Job Approval Commentary & News Stories

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 7/19 - 7/29 -- 53.4 39.6 +13.8
Gallup 7/27 - 7/29 1547 A 52 41 +11
Rasmussen Reports 7/27 - 7/29 1500 LV 48 51 -3
Time 7/27 - 7/28 1002 A 56 38 +18
CBS News/NY Times 7/24 - 7/28 1050 A 58 30 +28
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 7/24 - 7/27 1011 A 53 40 +13
Pew Research 7/22 - 7/26 1506 A 54 34 +20
NPR 7/22 - 7/26 850 LV 53 42 +11
GWU/Battleground 7/19 - 7/23 1000 LV 53 42 +11
FOX News 7/21 - 7/22 900 RV 54 38 +16
Associated Press/GfK 7/16 - 7/20 1006 A 55 42 +13
USA Today/Gallup 7/17 - 7/19 1006 A 55 41 +14
Gallup 7/16 - 7/18 1547 A 60 33 +27
Rasmussen Reports 7/16 - 7/18 1500 LV 51 49 +2
ABC News/Wash Post 7/15 - 7/18 1001 A 59 37 +22
Diageo/Hotline 7/9 - 7/13 800 RV 56 38 +18
Ipsos/McClatchy 7/9 - 7/13 1007 A 57 38 +19
CBS News 7/9 - 7/12 944 A 57 32 +25
National Journal/FD 7/5 - 7/12 1202 A 56 36 +20
Rasmussen Reports 6/29 - 7/1 1500 LV 53 46 +7
Gallup 6/29 - 7/1 1500 A 61 30 +31
Quinnipiac 6/23 - 6/29 3063 RV 57 33 +24
CNN/Opinion Research 6/26 - 6/28 1026 A 61 37 +24
Democracy Corps (D) 6/19 - 6/22 1000 RV 56 36 +20
ABC News/Wash Post 6/18 - 6/21 1001 A 65 31 +34
Rasmussen Reports 6/18 - 6/20 1500 LV 53 46 +7
Gallup 6/17 - 6/20 1547 A 57 35 +22
CBS News/NY Times 6/12 - 6/16 895 A 63 26 +37
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 6/12 - 6/15 1008 A 56 34 +22
Pew Research 6/10 - 6/14 1502 A 61 30 +31
FOX News 6/9 - 6/10 900 RV 62 31 +31
Ipsos/McClatchy 6/4 - 6/8 1023 A 64 32 +32
Diageo/Hotline 6/4 - 6/7 800 RV 65 31 +34
Marist 6/1 - 6/3 1028 RV 56 32 +24
Gallup 5/30 - 6/1 1500 A 64 30 +34
Rasmussen Reports 5/30 - 6/1 1500 LV 58 41 +17
Associated Press/GfK 5/28 - 6/1 1000 A 64 32 +32
Democracy Corps (D) 5/28 - 6/1 1013 RV 58 33 +25
Quinnipiac 5/26 - 6/1 3097 RV 59 31 +28
USA Today/Gallup 5/29 - 5/31 1015 A 61 34 +27
CNN/Opinion Research 5/14 - 5/17 1010 A 62 35 +27
FOX News 5/12 - 5/13 900 RV 60 30 +30
Democracy Corps (D) 5/10 - 5/12 1000 RV 59 33 +26
Gallup 5/10 - 5/12 1500 A 64 29 +35
Rasmussen Reports 5/10 - 5/12 1500 LV 57 42 +15
CBS News 5/6 - 5/12 1874 A 63 26 +37
Ipsos/McClatchy 4/30 - 5/3 1004 A 65 31 +34
Quinnipiac 4/21 - 4/27 2041 RV 58 30 +28
Diageo/Hotline 4/23 - 4/26 800 RV 62 33 +29
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 4/23 - 4/26 1005 A 61 30 +31
CNN/Opinion Research 4/23 - 4/26 2019 A 63 33 +30
CBS News/NY Times 4/22 - 4/26 973 A 68 23 +45
Gallup 4/22 - 4/24 1500 A 66 27 +39
Rasmussen Reports 4/22 - 4/24 1500 LV 56 43 +13
ABC News/Wash Post 4/21 - 4/24 1072 A 69 26 +43
FOX News 4/22 - 4/23 900 RV 62 29 +33
Marist 4/21 - 4/23 975 RV 55 31 +24
Pew Research 4/14 - 4/21 1507 A 63 26 +37
Associated Press/GfK 4/16 - 4/20 1000 A 64 30 +34
National Journal/FD 4/8 - 4/14 1200 A 61 28 +33
Cook/RT Strategies 4/8 - 4/11 833 RV 60 30 +30
Ipsos/McClatchy 4/2 - 4/6 1138 A 63 33 +30
CNN/Opinion Research 4/3 - 4/5 1023 A 66 30 +36
Gallup 4/3 - 4/5 1500 A 61 27 +34
Rasmussen Reports 4/3 - 4/5 1500 LV 58 41 +17
CBS News/NY Times 4/1 - 4/5 998 A 66 24 +42
Pew Research 3/31 - 4/6 1506 A 61 26 +35
Marist 4/1 - 4/3 928 RV 56 30 +26
Newsweek 4/1 - 4/2 1003 A 61 27 +34
FOX News 3/31 - 4/1 900 RV 58 32 +26
Quinnipiac 3/24 - 3/30 2326 RV 58 31 +27
USA Today/Gallup 3/27 - 3/29 1007 A 64 30 +34
ABC News/Wash Post 3/26 - 3/29 1000 A 66 29 +37
Diageo/Hotline 3/26 - 3/29 800 RV 63 31 +32
Democracy Corps (D) 3/25 - 3/29 1000 RV 58 34 +24
Gallup 3/23 - 3/25 1500 A 62 29 +33
Rasmussen Reports 3/23 - 3/25 1500 LV 56 43 +13
CBS News 3/20 - 3/22 949 A 64 20 +44
CBS News 3/12 - 3/16 1142 A 62 24 +38
CNN/Opinion Research 3/12 - 3/15 1019 A 64 34 +30
NPR - POS/GQR 3/10 - 3/14 800 LV 59 35 +24
Pew Research 3/9 - 3/12 1308 A 59 26 +33
Ipsos-McClatchy 3/5 - 3/9 1070 A 65 29 +36
Newsweek 3/4 - 3/5 1203 A 58 26 +32
FOX News 3/3 - 3/4 900 RV 63 26 +37
Gallup 3/1 - 3/3 1500 A 61 28 +33
Rasmussen Reports 3/1 - 3/3 1500 LV 60 38 +22
Diageo/Hotline 2/28 - 3/2 803 RV 67 27 +40
Quinnipiac 2/25 - 3/2 2573 RV 59 25 +34
Cook/RT Strategies 2/27 - 3/1 880 RV 57 28 +29
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 2/26 - 3/1 1007 A 60 26 +34
ABC News/Wash Post 2/19 - 2/22 1001 A 68 25 +43
CBS News/NY Times 2/18 - 2/22 1112 A 63 22 +41
CNN/Opinion Research 2/18 - 2/19 1046 A 67 29 +38
FOX News 2/17 - 2/18 900 RV 60 26 +34
Associated Press/GfK 2/12 - 2/17 1001 A 67 24 +43
Rasmussen Reports 2/11 - 2/13 1500 LV 60 39 +21
Gallup 2/10 - 2/12 1500 A 66 21 +45
Democracy Corps (D) 2/9 - 2/10 1000 LV 58 27 +31
Ipsos/McClatchy 2/6 - 2/9 1042 A 69 26 +43
CNN 2/7 - 2/8 806 A 76 23 +53
Pew Research 2/4 - 2/8 1303 A 64 17 +47
Gallup 2/5 - 2/7 1500 A 64 22 +42
Rasmussen 2/3 - 2/5 1500 LV 61 36 +25
CBS News 2/2 - 2/4 864 A 62 15 +47
Gallup 2/2 - 2/4 1012 A 65 20 +45
Democracy Corps (D) 1/26 - 1/29 1000 LV 55 20 +35
FOX News 1/27 - 1/28 900 RV 65 16 +49
Gallup 1/25 - 1/27 1500 A 64 16 +48
Rasmussen 1/25 - 1/27 1500 LV 62 36 +26
Hotline/FD 1/21 - 1/24 800 RV 63 9 +54
Gallup 1/21 - 1/23 1591 A 68 12 +56

All Commentary & News Stories

- Rhetoric Meets Reality - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Obama Truly Understands the Stakes - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- The Long Fight for Universal Health Care - Eleanor Clift, Newsweek

- Americans Concerned About Obama's Spending - Frank Newport, Gallup

- President Needs a More Centrist Agenda - Michael Boskin, Wall St. Journal

- The Fight For Universal Health Care - Sen. Edward Kennedy, Newsweek

- Obama Hits a Speed Trap - Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie, Washington Post

- Bleeding the Economy Back to Health - Louis Woodhill, RealClearMarkets

- GOP Fails in Campaign to Demonize Sotomayor - John Nichols, The Nation

- Obama Should 'Reset' His Presidency - Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

- Senate Hearings Reflect Broader Struggle - Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal

- Higher Taxes, Anyone? - George Will, Sacramento Bee

- The Dazzling Hubris of the U.S. President - Rex Murphy, Globe & Mail

- Rebuilding Something Better - President Barack Obama, Washington Post

- Washington is Going the Wrong Way - Larry Kudlow, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's LBJ Moment - Eleanor Clift, Newsweek

- Obama's Press Conference at the G-8 - Barack Obama

- Dems Link Pope's 'Economic Justice' With Obama - Bloomberg

- Obama's Newspeak - Alex Beam, Boston Globe

- Stimulus: The Anatomy of a Failure - Rich Lowry, National Review Online

- California’s Disaster Should Kill Obamanomics - Kevin Hassett, Bloomberg

- Obama's Plan: Spend First. Tax Later - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

- True Health Reform Finally in Reach - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- Obama & American Exceptionalism - Monica Crowley, Washington Times

- Obama Aligns U.S. with World Community - Carl Cannon, Politics Daily

- The Utterly Misbegotten Climate Bill - John Steele Gordon, Commentary

- The Elusive Green Economy - Joshua Green, The Atlantic

- Can Democrats Win Public Health? - Eleanor Clift, Newsweek

- How ObamaCare Threatens Your Health Plan - Rich Lowry, NRO

- We're Being Force-fed a Liberal Agenda - Steve Huntley, Chicago Sun-Times

- When to Ration Health Care - Michael Kinsley, Washington Post

- Shields and Brooks Debate Health Care, Climate Bill - The NewsHour

- Analysts Debate Cap-and-Trade - The NewsHour

- We Don't Need Radical Health Care Reform - George Will, Washington Post

- One Nation Under Medicare - Jonathan Alter, Newsweek

- The Obama World Order - Michael Tomasky, New York Magazine

- Understanding the Age of Obama - Victor Davis Hanson, RealClearPolitics

- Too Big to Fail, or Succeed - Peter Wallison, Wall Street Journal

- Health Care Costs Must Be Controlled - Peter Orszag, Financial Times

- Obama Plan Worse Than Status Quo - Douglas O'Brien, American Thinker

- How Obama Needs to Sell Health Care - Stan Greenberg, The New Republic

- Obama's Plan: Hypocritical and Dishonest - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek

- Concern Mounts About Obama's Spending - Scott Wilson, Washington Post

- Mr. President, Another Speech Please - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard

- After the Crisis, Capitalism Is Discredited - Joseph Stiglitz, Vanity Fair

- Obama Takes Health Care Arguments to Green Bay - Milwaukee JS

- A Czar Too Far: Govt Should Not Be Meddling in Pay - Detroit News

- Deficit Emerges As Major Political Issue - Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal

- Why Obama Should Keep the Heat on Israel - Peter Beinart, Time

- Why Israelis Are Cool on the Obama Speech - Judea Pearl, Wall St. Journal

- Will America Follow California's Example? - Frank Donatelli, Politico

- GOP Ignores Changing Demographics at Its Peril - Mike Murphy, Time

- Obama's Coalition is Holding Up - Michael Tomasky, NY Review of Books

- Mike Murphy's Strange Math - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Blaming the Guy Before Doesn't Work Long - Peter Baker, New York Times

- Five Things the Virginia Election Results Don't Mean - Mike Madden, Salon

- Obama's "Gift" May Have a Downside - Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics

- How Republicans Got Cast as "Angry White Males" - Peggy Noonan, WSJ

- Time to Change the Tone of 'Politics' Coverage - Stu Rothenberg, Roll Call

- Why Is the Right Doing So Well in Europe? - Anne Applebaum, Slate

- The Importance of Being Obama - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

- Obama, The Anti-Reagan - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Pittsburgh's Rebirth vs. Detroit's Bailout - Howard Fineman, Newsweek

- White House Undermines Its Case for Sotomayor - John Dickerson, Slate

- Obama's America: Too Fat to Fail - Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

- A New Beginning With Muslims - President Barack Obama

- It's All Reagan's Fault - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- Is $50 Billion the Limit for GM? Don't Bet On It - Mickey Kaus, Slate

- The Media's Infatuation with Obama - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek

- Obama, Incorporated - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- President Obama Must Not Stifle America's Dynamism - The Economist

- Exacting Change - Robert Borosage & Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

- Obama, Sotomayor, Ricci & White Male Privilege - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- Sotomayor is No Leftist - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- D.C. to Look Into Accepting Gitmo Inmates - Martin Austermuhle, DCist

- Health Bill Would Fix What's Broken - Sen. Edward Kennedy, Boston Globe

- What's a Liberal Justice Now? - Jeffrey Rosen, New York Times Magazine

- Questions for Sotomayor - Neomi Rao, Wall Street Journal

- Interview with Senator John McCain - Hannity

- On North Korea, First, Take a Deep Breath - Fred Kaplan, Slate

- Obama's Pick Is a Winner, Already - Joe Conason, New York Observer

- Judge Sotomayor's Identity Problem - Ronald Cass, RealClearPolitics

- Inside the Moderately Liberal Mind of Sotomayor - Richard Lacayo, Time

- Why Didn't She Explain Herself in the Race Case? - Emily Bazelon, Slate

- Why is Obama Getting Creamed in Budget Debate? - Jonathan Chait, TNR

- Obama Has Few Options With North Korea - David Sanger, New York Times

- A Little Mockery From the Axis of Evil - Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

- Obama Cededs Ground on Torture to Cheney - Gary Younge, The Guardian

- Liberals Frustrated on Guns and Guantanamo - Associated Press

- Obama Redefines 'Transparency' - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard

- The Bankruptcies We Need - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek

- Debate Between Sen. Durbin and Newt Gingrich - Meet the Press

- Hard Fixes for Medicare and Social Security - Associated Press

- Some Obama Enemies Made Totally of Straw - Helene Cooper, NY Times

- Senate GOP: Not So Fast on Court Pick - Mike Allen, Politico

- A Worthy Debate - David Broder, Washington Post

- Earl Warren, a Justice With Empathy - Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times

- Obama's Speechifying Lost Out to Cheney's Facts - Michael Goodwin, NYDN

- When Nuance Becomes a Flip-flop - Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times

- Have We Already Lost Iran? - Flynt & Hillary Mann Leverett, NY Times