President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 11/6 - 11/21 -- 44.0 49.5 -5.5
Gallup 11/19 - 11/21 1500 A 43 50 -7
Rasmussen Reports 11/19 - 11/21 1500 LV 45 52 -7
FOX News 11/13 - 11/15 914 RV 42 48 -6
CNN/Opinion Research 11/11 - 11/13 1036 A 46 52 -6
Pew Research 11/9 - 11/14 2001 A 46 46 Tie
McClatchy/Marist 11/8 - 11/10 872 RV 43 50 -7
CBS News 11/6 - 11/10 1182 A 43 47 -4
Politico/GWU/Battleground 11/6 - 11/9 1000 LV 44 51 -7

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RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
44.0 Approve 49.5 Disapprove

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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 11/6 - 11/21 -- 44.0 49.5 -5.5
Gallup 11/19 - 11/21 1500 A 43 50 -7
Rasmussen Reports 11/19 - 11/21 1500 LV 45 52 -7
FOX News 11/13 - 11/15 914 RV 42 48 -6
CNN/Opinion Research 11/11 - 11/13 1036 A 46 52 -6
Pew Research 11/9 - 11/14 2001 A 46 46 Tie
McClatchy/Marist 11/8 - 11/10 872 RV 43 50 -7
CBS News 11/6 - 11/10 1182 A 43 47 -4
Politico/GWU/Battleground 11/6 - 11/9 1000 LV 44 51 -7
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 11/2 - 11/5 1000 A 44 51 -7
ABC News/Wash Post 10/31 - 11/3 1004 A 44 53 -9
Reuters/Ipsos 10/31 - 11/3 1106 A 49 50 -1
Quinnipiac 10/25 - 10/31 2294 RV 47 49 -2
FOX News 10/23 - 10/25 904 RV 43 50 -7
CBS News/NY Times 10/19 - 10/24 1650 A 46 46 Tie
Democracy Corps (D) 10/15 - 10/18 1000 LV 40 53 -13
CNN/Opinion Research 10/14 - 10/16 1007 A 46 50 -4
Associated Press/GfK 10/13 - 10/17 1000 A 46 52 -6
Time 10/9 - 10/10 1001 A 44 50 -6
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 10/6 - 10/10 1000 A 44 51 -7
Reuters/Ipsos 10/6 - 10/10 1113 A 47 50 -3
ABC News/Wash Post 9/29 - 10/2 1002 A 42 54 -12
Gallup 9/29 - 10/1 1500 A 43 50 -7
Rasmussen Reports 9/29 - 10/1 1500 LV 45 54 -9
National Journal/FD 9/28 - 10/2 1000 A 44 50 -6
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
Gallup 9/14 - 9/16 1500 A 39 53 -14
Rasmussen Reports 9/14 - 9/16 1500 LV 45 55 -10
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
Gallup 9/1 - 9/3 1500 A 42 50 -8
Rasmussen Reports 9/1 - 9/3 1500 LV 44 55 -11
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

All Commentary & News Stories

- President Obama Vows to Keep Mandatory Cuts - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- The Hate That Killed JFK Is Eerily Familiar - Frank Rich, NY Magazine

- Obama's Growing Disdain for American Workers - Joe Curl, Wash Times

- Why There's a Debt Stalemate - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek

- Why Not Huntsman? - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune

- The Absent-Minded Steven Chu - Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle

- Bitter, a Little Soft and a Little Bit Lazy - John McCormack, Wkly Standard

- Politics and Clean Air - New York Times

- Perry's Attack Distorts Obama's Words and Past - Richard Oppel, NY Times

- Dear Average American: It's All Your Fault - Jonah Goldberg, LA Times

- The Pipeline Sellout - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

- Obama Abandons (Private) Labor - Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

- Obama Has a Knack for Ticking Off Friends - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Anxiety Rises as Clock Ticks Down on Debt Panel - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama's Choice: Ohio or Virginia - Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

- President Obama's Dark Vision of America - Keith Koffler, Politico

- Obama Pivots to Asia - Washington Post

- Expect More Twists in the GOP Race - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's APEC Press Conference - The White House

- Obama Not the Man America Voted For - John Steele Gordon, Daily News

- GOPers Hammer Obama on Iran Policy - Tumulty & Bacon, Washington Post

- Obama Says U.S. Businesses Have Been "Lazy" - Peter Nicholas, LA Times

- Whiff of Scandal Now Taints Barack Obama - Toby Harnden, The Telegraph

- With Friends Like These... - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

- Government Is Not the Enemy - Charles Blow, New York Times

- The Rise of the Tea Party - Carl M. Cannon and Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Virginia Defeat - Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

- Interview with DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz - The Situation Room

- Can Obama Be More Like Bill Clinton? - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

- Interview with Former Secretary of State Powell - Piers Morgan Tonight

- Reporters Discuss Perry's Debate Mistake - The NewsHour

- Why Do Sarkozy & Obama Hate Netanyahu? - Jackson Diehl, Wash Post

- Anger Is President Obama's Hope - Rick Klein, ABC News

- Obama's Biggest Opponent: Voters - Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic

- Obama's Economic Policies Faring Better in Europe - Richard Wolf, USAT

- Despite Low Ratings, Obama Has Path to Victory - Chris Cillizza, Wash Post

- Early Economic Projections Haunt Obama - Richard Stevenson, NY Times

- Obama Defends His Economic Record - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Excessive CEO Pay & Job Losses: Are They Linked? - Carl M. Cannon, RCP

- Is Obama Toast? Handicapping the 2012 Race - Nate Silver, NYT Magazine

- In Desperation, Obama Turns to Hoover - Jay Cost, Weekly Standard

- The Churches of Cain and Obama - Harry Jackson, Wall Street Journal

- Obama's Path to 2nd Term an Uphill Climb - Susan Page, USA Today

- Can Obama's Populism Energize Dems? - Ronald Brownstein, National Jrnl

- 1 Year After Midterm Rout, Obama Still Not Listening - Phil Kerpen, NRO

- Policies Geared to Startups the Answer on Jobs? - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- What Is It, Exactly, 'We Can't Wait' For? - Charles Hurt, Washington Times

- Obama Finally Acts, Exposing GOP Strategy - Jesse Jackson, Chicago ST

- Forget Hope & Change: '12 Will Be Slugfest - Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

- Steve Jobs' Advice for Obama - Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal

- Reassessing Obama's Foreign Policy "Success" - Michael Barone, Examiner

- The Middle Class Is Losing Thanks to the GOP - Joe Klein, Time

- Obama's Party Dodge - New York Post

- Refinancing Mortgages, Buying Votes - Glenn Cook, Las Vegas R-J

- Time for House GOP to Bring Obama to Heel - Washington Examiner

- Next Fiscal Nightmare: Higher Education - Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle

- Obama's Spooky Economy - Washington Times

- Obama Emulates Clinton in Latest Policy Push - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Will Grant Park Become an Obamaville? - James Taranto, Wall St. Journal

- Obama's Bite-Sized Reelection Strategy - Anne Kornblut, Washington Post

- Obama Throws Students a Lifeline - New Jersey Star-Ledger

- Barack Obama & the Infantilization of America - James Taranto, WSJ

- The Big Spending Road to Decline & Despair - Nile Gardiner, The Telegraph

- Obama Doubles Down on Failed Mortgage Bet - Washington Examiner

- Why Obama Can't "Occupy Wall Street" & Win - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- Populism Is Obama's Path to Victory - Bob Shrum, The Week

- Black Support for Obama Is Steady & Strong - Helene Cooper, NY Times

- Barack Kissinger Obama - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

- Analysts on Obama's College Loan Plan - The NewsHour

- Obama Touts 2 Lists: Promises Kept & To-Dos - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Gen Y, Don't Blame Capitalism, Blame Obama - David Bass, Am Spectator

- Obama to Supporters: 2012 Will Be Tough Fight - Peter Nicholas, LA Times

- Obama's Re-Election Model Is FDR - Paul Moreno, Wall Street Journal

- Guests: Hillary Clinton and Ron Paul - Meet the Press

- Black America's Divide Over Obama - Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times

- Obama's Unanswered Question: Iran - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- Will Stunning Success in Libya Help Obama? - David Remnick, New Yorker

- Obama Cannot Escape the Facts - Peter Wehner, Commentary

- Obama Rakes In Cash From Financial Sector - Eggen & Farnam, Wash Post

- Time to Get Off the Bus, Mr. President - A.B. Stoddard, The Hill

- Obama in the Occupy Wall Street Camp - Doyle McManus, LA Times

- Barack Obama's Disastrous First 1,000 Days - Nile Gardiner, The Telegraph

- Obama to Channel 'Occupy' Populism on Tour - Devin Dwyer, ABC News

- Interview with Obama Advisor David Axelrod - This Week

- The Socialist Tantrums of Obama & the Protesters - Bill Flax, Forbes

- Why Is Obama Sending Troops to Africa? - Max Fisher, The Atlantic

- Obama Plans to Turn Anger at Wall St. on GOP - Peter Wallsten, Wash Post

- How Barack Obama Went From Cool to Cold - Gary Younge, The Guardian

- In Whole or in Parts, Jobs Bill Going Nowhere - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama's Scapegoat Strategy - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Without Independents Obama Has No Chance - Jay Cost, Weekly Standard

- Watching Obama Morph Into Nixon - Pete Wehner, Commentary

- Barack Obama Is No Jimmy Carter - Roger Simon, Politico

- Protesters Should Aim Wrath at Fundraiser in Chief - Mike Lupica, NYDN

- Obama Is Alienating Swing-Vote Catholics - Colleen Campbell, St. Louis P-D

- Five Bellwethers to Watch in 2012 - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics

- Herman Cain to Blacks: Divorce the Democrats - Larry Elder, Townhall

- Obama: Victim or Professional Victim? - Sam Youngman, The Hill

- Protesters Won't Dare Picket Obama - Noemie Emery, DC Examiner

- Senate Defeats Obama's Jobs Bill - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics