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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 9/22 - 10/9 -- 42.1 51.3 -9.2
Gallup 10/7 - 10/9 1500 A 40 52 -12
Rasmussen Reports 10/7 - 10/9 1500 LV 42 55 -13
ABC News/Wash Post 9/29 - 10/2 1002 A 42 54 -12
CBS News 9/28 - 10/2 1012 A 44 44 Tie
Quinnipiac 9/27 - 10/3 2118 RV 41 55 -14
Pew Research 9/22 - 10/4 2410 A 43 48 -5
FOX News 9/25 - 9/27 925 RV 43 51 -8

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RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
42.1 Approve 51.3 Disapprove

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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 9/22 - 10/9 -- 42.1 51.3 -9.2
Gallup 10/7 - 10/9 1500 A 40 52 -12
Rasmussen Reports 10/7 - 10/9 1500 LV 42 55 -13
ABC News/Wash Post 9/29 - 10/2 1002 A 42 54 -12
CBS News 9/28 - 10/2 1012 A 44 44 Tie
Quinnipiac 9/27 - 10/3 2118 RV 41 55 -14
Pew Research 9/22 - 10/4 2410 A 43 48 -5
FOX News 9/25 - 9/27 925 RV 43 51 -8
CNN/Opinion Research 9/23 - 9/25 1010 A 45 52 -7
McClatchy/Marist 9/13 - 9/14 825 RV 39 52 -13
CBS News/NY Times 9/10 - 9/15 1452 A 43 50 -7
Bloomberg 9/9 - 9/12 997 A 45 49 -4
CNN/Opinion Research 9/9 - 9/11 1038 A 43 55 -12
Reuters/Ipsos 9/8 - 9/12 1134 A 47 48 -1
ABC News/Wash Post 8/29 - 9/1 1001 A 43 53 -10
Politico/GWU/Battleground 8/28 - 9/1 1000 LV 45 50 -5
FOX News 8/29 - 8/31 911 RV 44 47 -3
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 8/27 - 8/31 1000 A 44 51 -7
Quinnipiac 8/16 - 8/27 2730 RV 42 52 -10
CNN/Opinion Research 8/24 - 8/25 1017 A 45 54 -9
Associated Press/GfK 8/18 - 8/22 1000 A 46 52 -6
Pew Research 8/17 - 8/21 1509 A 43 49 -6
Gallup 8/13 - 8/15 1500 A 39 53 -14
Rasmussen Reports 8/13 - 8/15 1500 LV 43 54 -11
Democracy Corps (D) 8/6 - 8/10 1000 LV 45 50 -5
Washington Post 8/9 - 8/9 601 A 44 46 -2
FOX News 8/7 - 8/9 904 RV 42 48 -6
Reuters/Ipsos 8/4 - 8/8 1055 A 45 52 -7
CNN/Opinion Research 8/5 - 8/7 1008 A 44 54 -10
McClatchy/Marist 8/2 - 8/4 807 RV 44 46 -2
CNN/Opinion Research 8/1 - 8/1 860 A 45 52 -7
Pew Research 7/20 - 7/24 1501 A 44 48 -4
CNN/Opinion Research 7/18 - 7/20 1009 A 45 54 -9
FOX News 7/17 - 7/19 904 RV 45 46 -1
Gallup 7/15 - 7/17 1500 A 44 48 -4
Rasmussen Reports 7/15 - 7/17 1500 LV 45 54 -9
USA Today/Gallup 7/15 - 7/17 1016 A 45 50 -5
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 7/14 - 7/17 1000 A 47 48 -1
ABC News/Wash Post 7/14 - 7/17 1001 A 47 48 -1
Reuters/Ipsos 7/8 - 7/11 1173 A 49 46 +3
Quinnipiac 7/5 - 7/11 2311 RV 47 46 +1
Gallup 7/3 - 7/6 1500 A 46 47 -1
Rasmussen Reports 6/30 - 7/2 1500 LV 49 50 -1
FOX News 6/26 - 6/28 912 RV 46 46 Tie
CBS News/NY Times 6/24 - 6/28 979 A 47 44 +3
McClatchy/Marist 6/15 - 6/23 801 RV 45 47 -2
Time 6/20 - 6/21 1003 A 48 46 +2
Democracy Corps (D) 6/18 - 6/21 1000 RV 46 48 -2
Bloomberg 6/17 - 6/20 1000 A 49 44 +5
Associated Press/GfK 6/16 - 6/20 1001 A 52 47 +5
Pew Research 6/15 - 6/19 1502 A 46 45 +1
Gallup 6/13 - 6/15 1500 A 46 46 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 6/13 - 6/15 1500 LV 45 54 -9
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 6/9 - 6/13 1000 A 49 46 +3
FOX News 6/5 - 6/7 912 RV 48 43 +5
CBS News 6/3 - 6/7 1024 A 48 43 +5
CNN/Opinion Research 6/3 - 6/7 1015 A 48 48 Tie
Reuters/Ipsos 6/3 - 6/6 1132 A 50 46 +4
Quinnipiac 5/31 - 6/6 1946 RV 47 46 +1
ABC News/Wash Post 6/2 - 6/5 1002 A 47 49 -2
Gallup 6/1 - 6/3 1500 A 48 44 +4
Rasmussen Reports 6/1 - 6/3 1500 LV 49 50 -1
Pew Research 5/25 - 5/30 1509 A 52 39 +13
CNN/Opinion Research 5/24 - 5/26 1007 A 54 45 +9
Democracy Corps (D) 5/21 - 5/25 1000 LV 49 45 +4
National Journal/FD 5/18 - 5/22 1000 A 51 41 +10
FOX News 5/15 - 5/17 910 RV 55 41 +14
Politico/GWU/Battleground 5/8 - 5/12 1000 LV 52 44 +8
Reuters/Ipsos 5/5 - 5/9 1029 A 49 47 +2
Associated Press/GfK 5/5 - 5/9 1001 A 60 39 +21
Gallup 5/6 - 5/8 1500 LV 51 40 +11
Pew Research 5/5 - 5/8 1003 A 50 39 +11
Rasmussen Reports 5/5 - 5/7 1500 LV 51 48 +3
NBC News 5/5 - 5/7 800 A 52 41 +11
Quinnipiac 5/2 - 5/3 834 RV 52 40 +12
Newsweek/Daily Beast 5/2 - 5/3 600 A 48 49 -1

All Commentary & News Stories

- Obama, Geithner, and the Next Financial Crisis - Robert Kuttner, Huff Post

- Obama's Plan to Soak the Rich - Michael Medved, The Daily Beast

- Obama's New Populism Isn't Alienating Moderates - Ruy Teixeira, TNR

- Obama's 2008 Coalition Crumbles - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

- Obama Banks on Base for Re-Election - Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Trib-Review

- Obama the Divider - Peter Wehner, Commentary

- Obama's Economic Burden - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune

- Obama's Burning Desire to Raise Taxes - Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

- Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

- Obama Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street - Steven Pearlstein, Wash Post

- Obama's Steady Hand on Foreign Policy - Tammy Duckworth, Politico

- Obama's Chances Could Turn on Key Indicator - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Divisive President, Radioactive Agenda - Peter Wehner, Commentary

- Media's Wrong: Obama Tried to Compromise - Steve Benen, Wash Monthly

- President Obama's Big Sigh - Matthew Cooper, National Journal

- Obama's Chances Could Turn on 1 Key Indicator - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Promising Signs About the Jobs Bill? - Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic

- Obama the Global Idealist Has Taken Fright - Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

- Obama Goes on Attack, to Liberals' Delight - Nakamura & Kane, Wash Post

- President's Strategy at Odds With Message - Josh Kraushaar, National Jrnl

- U.S. "Paid a Price" on Egypt - Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

- How the Left Can Show Obama Is a Centrist - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- Eric Cantor Plays Role of Obama Nemesis - Jason Zengerle, NY Magazine

- Why Business Despairs of Obama - Mort Zuckerman, Financial Times

- GOP Purity Test Obama's Biggest Asset - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Inside Obama's Populist Makeover - Howard Kurtz, Newsweek

- Obama Borrows From Bush '04 Playbook - John Harwood, New York Times

- Fearing Funding Slump, Obama Races for Cash - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Finally, the Cognoscenti Ask: What Were We Thinking? - Mark Steyn, IBD

- To Win, Obama May Need Hardest Hit States - Brownstein & Bland, NJ

- President Obama's "Malaise" Moment Arrives - Erick Erickson, Red State

- Tina Brown & Co. Are Ditching Obama - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

- America Hungering for a Real Leader - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

- Obama Charts New Route to Reelection - Calmes & Landler, New York Times

- Finally, Obama Makes It a Contest of Values - New York Times

- A Prayer for 5772 - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

- Daniels Dares GOP Candidates to Grow Up - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Interview with Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich - The NewsHour

- Obama Brandishes the Politics of Science - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama's Euro Lecture "Pitiful" and "Sad" - Der Spiegel

- The Perils of Unseating a Black President - Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Has Set Race Relations Back Decades - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- Blacks Leave Obama - Dick Morris, The Hill

- Obama Speech to Black Caucus Missed Mark - Doug Wilder, Politico

- Obama's Flimsy Claim of Lower Small Biz Taxes - Glenn Kessler, Wash Post

- Obama's Foreign Failures Increase - Tony Blankley, Washington Times

- Is It Racist to Clean Up a Black Person's Quote? - James Taranto, WSJ

- Interview with Representative Maxine Waters - The Situation Room

- Obama Got Outfoxed in the Middle East - David Ignatius, Washington Post

- The Book on Barack - Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

- Obama Flexes Executive Muscles - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Plays to the Base - Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

- Guests: Alexander, Warner, Plouffe and Daniels - State of the Union

- Guests: Party Chairs Wasserman Schultz and Priebus - Face the Nation

- Obama Team Targets Minorities, Core Liberals - Peter Wallsten, Wash Post

- Small Donors Slow to Return to Obama - Nicholas Confessore, NY Times

- Obama Misreads the American Public - Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times

- The "Buffett" Rule and Dubious Anecdotes - Boston Herald

- The Reactionary in the White House - Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

- America Sinking Under Obama's Policies - Investor's Business Daily

- The Left's Lame New Excuse for Runaway Spending - Rich Lowry, NY Post

- Could Nader Hurt Obama? - James Taranto, Wall Street Journal

- Amateur Hour at the White House - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

- Return of the Real Obama - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Obama Rebuffed as Palestinians Pursue UN Seat - Cooper & Myers, NYT

- Economic Pessimism Deepens, and More Blame Obama - Susan Page, USAT

- President Obama's Plan Make Sense - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

- The President's Duplicitous Debt Proposal - Robert Robb, Arizona Republic

- Try Less Focus on "Fairness", More on Jobs - Nile Gardiner, Daily Telegraph

- A Debt Plan, Going Nowhere - Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

- More Support for Obama Abroad Than at Home - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama's Predictable Scandals - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

- Should Obama Run Against Congress? - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

- Obama Backs Politics of Class - Thank Goodness - Robert Kuttner, Politico

- How Obama Unleashed the Turkey Menace - Martin Peretz, New Republic

- The Spend Now, Tax Later Jobs Bill - Alan Reynolds, Wall Street Journal

- Presidential Prevarication on Taxes - New York Post

- Does Bill Clinton Want Obama to Lose? - James Taranto, Wall St. Journal

- Even Democrats Have Problems w/Obama's Tax Plan - Wall Street Journal

- Obama's Palestine - Washington Times

- Obama Talks Tough on Taxes - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Rejects Obamaism - David Brooks, New York Times

- Obama's Fight-Back Plan - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

- Panel on the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - Special Report w/Bret Baier

- Interview with Former Vice President Dick Cheney - John King, USA

- Obama Leans Further Left - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- Obama to Propose $1.5 Trillion in New Taxes - George Condon, Natl Jrnl

- Only a Move to Middle Can Salvage Obama's Presidency - Clive Crook, FT

- Analysts Discuss Obama's Deficit Plan - The NewsHour

- So Far, Obama's Been No Friend to Israel - Ed Koch, New York Daily News

- Interview with White House Advisor Gene Sperling - The Last Word

- Why Obama Is Israel's Best Friend - John Heilemann, New York Magazine

- Campaign Redux as Obama Pushes for Taxes on Rich - John Harwood, NYT

- Get Real: Bush, GOP to Blame for Obama Woes - Bill Keller, New York Times

- Obama Acts as Shop Steward in Chief - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Can Obama Calm Democratic Panic? - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- President Obama Settles on a Reelection Strategy - Steve Kornacki, Salon

- Guests: Bill Clinton and Tony Blair - This Week

- Obama's Magical Thinking on Green Jobs - Mark Steyn, OC Register

- Obama's Approval Rating Drops to All-Time Low - Kevin Hechtkopf, CBS

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