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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 12/8 - 12/22 -- 46.6 48.6 -2.0
Rasmussen Reports 12/20 - 12/22 1500 LV 47 51 -4
Gallup 12/19 - 12/21 1500 A 43 48 -5
CNN/Opinion Research 12/16 - 12/18 1015 A 49 48 +1
ABC News/Wash Post 12/15 - 12/18 1005 A 49 47 +2
CBS News 12/14 - 12/18 992 A 47 44 +3
Associated Press/GfK 12/8 - 12/12 1000 A 44 54 -10
Reuters/Ipsos 12/8 - 12/12 1102 A 47 48 -1

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RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
46.6 Approve 48.6 Disapprove

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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 12/8 - 12/22 -- 46.6 48.6 -2.0
Rasmussen Reports 12/20 - 12/22 1500 LV 47 51 -4
Gallup 12/19 - 12/21 1500 A 43 48 -5
CNN/Opinion Research 12/16 - 12/18 1015 A 49 48 +1
ABC News/Wash Post 12/15 - 12/18 1005 A 49 47 +2
CBS News 12/14 - 12/18 992 A 47 44 +3
Associated Press/GfK 12/8 - 12/12 1000 A 44 54 -10
Reuters/Ipsos 12/8 - 12/12 1102 A 47 48 -1
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 12/7 - 12/11 1000 A 46 48 -2
Pew Research 12/7 - 12/11 1521 A 46 43 +3
CBS News 12/5 - 12/7 856 A 44 46 -2
FOX News 12/5 - 12/7 911 RV 44 51 -7
National Journal/FD 11/30 - 12/4 1200 A 44 49 -5
CNN/Opinion Research 11/18 - 11/20 1019 A 44 54 -10
Quinnipiac 11/14 - 11/20 2552 RV 44 50 -6
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

All Commentary & News Stories

- Obama Gets His Christmas Wish: Divided GOP - Chris Stirewalt, FOX News

- 5 Myths About Obama's Economic Recovery - Investor's Business Daily

- N.H. Voters Still Haven't Made Their Pick - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Opportunity Knocks for Obama - Thomas Schaller, Salon

- Obama: A Legend in His Own Mind - John Hinderaker, PowerLine

- A Blue Christmas for John Boehner - Joan Walsh, Salon

- The Optimism Gap - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Interview with Representative Chris Van Hollen - The Ed Show

- Guests: Senator Stabenow and Representative McDermott - The Ed Show

- Gingrich's Past vs. Romney & Obama's - Thomas Sowell, Investor's Biz Daily

- The Call That Demands Leadership - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

- Interview with Representative Barney Frank - Rachel Maddow Show

- The GOP's Holiday Gift to Obama - Alan Reynolds, Forbes

- At Caucus Time, Obama Revs Up Iowa Campaign - Devin Dwyer, ABC News

- Hold Obama to His Word About 2nd Term - Cal Thomas, FL Sun-Sentinel

- Guests: Sperling, Blunt, Menendez and Huntsman - State of the Union

- Obama's Ratings Frozen in Cellar - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Americans Don't Buy Obama's Class Warfare Rhetoric - DC Examiner

- Obama's New Populism Could Sink His Campaign - William Galston, TNR

- Young Voters Disenchanted With Obama? - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Class Warfare May Be Big Loser - Ross Kaminsky, Am. Spectator

- Obama Slipping Among Key Groups - Ron Brownstein, National Journal

- The Wages of Appeasement - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Keystone Blue-Collar Blues - Larry Kudlow, Investor's Business Daily

- Interview with Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann - The Situation Room

- Our Marxist Wizard of Oz - Peter Ferrara, The American Spectator

- For GOP, Blasting Obama & Economy Carries Risk - McPike & Cannon, RCP

- If Obama Wins, Blame Fox News - Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

- Would TR Suck Up to Jon Corzine? - Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

- Why Team Obama Is Bullish on 2012 - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- A Lousy Time to Run Against the DNA of America - Michael Goodwin, NYP

- Obama's Depressing Parallels With FDR - Ralph Reiland, Pittsburgh TR

- When Obama Underestimated Newt - Joan Walsh, Salon

- Obama's Shining City - Sherman Frederick, Las Vegas Review-Journal

- Obama Is Mishandling the Middle East Bloodletting - Martin Peretz, TNR

- Obama's 2012 Strategy: Blame the GOP - Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast

- President's Electoral Challenges Mount - Joseph Curl, Washington Times

- Risky Moves From Obama, Romney - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

- Obama Sides With the 99% - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

- Roundtable on the Iraq Drawdown - Special Report w/Bret Baier

- Voters Reject Obama's Inequality Talk - Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg

- Where Is Obama's Sense of Urgency? - Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

- Interview with President Barack Obama - 60 Minutes

- Interview with Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum - State of the Union

- The Chicago Game - New York Post

- Obama's Statist Delusions - Mark Steyn, National Review

- Reality and Re-Election Sharpen Obama's Zigzags - John Harwood, NYT

- Interview with Senator Rand Paul - The Situation Room

- What Obama Left Out of His Big Speech - Michael Kinsley, Bloomberg

- Obama's Class Resentment Campaign - Charles Krauthammer, Natl Review

- A Speech You'd Hear in Caracas - Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

- Obama & the Case for Progressivism - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- Interview with Obama Advisor David Plouffe - The Last Word

- Obama in Osawatomie - New York Times

- Interview with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney - Hardball

- President Obama vs. Capitalism - David Harsanyi, Denver Post

- Panel on the Politics of Keystone XL - Special Report w/Bret Baier

- A Lesson in Fairness for Obama - Investor's Business Daily

- Obama Takes Cues From Occupy - Jamelle Bouie, The American Prospect

- Organizing the Takers Against the Makers - Peter Ferrara, Am. Spectator

- Obama Invokes TR in Assailing GOP - David Nakamura, Washington Post

- In Kansas, Obama Assails GOP, Urges 'Fair Play' - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- The Most Important Speech of Obama's Presidency - Robert Reich, Huff Post

- No TR: The Limits of Obama's Bully Pulpit - Ron Fournier, National Journal

- What Was the Matter With Kansas? - Mickey Kaus, The Daily Caller

- Obama and the Hezbollah Terrorist - Rivkin & Stimson, Wall Street Journal

- Interview w/Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann - John King, USA

- Obama Follows TR's Populist Path to Kansas - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Interview with Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett - The Situation Room

- Interview with Senator Sherrod Brown - Rachel Maddow Show

- Why Obama Can't Play Teddy Roosevelt - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

- Forget Hope. Obama Has a New Strategy - Zeke Miller, Business Insider

- Dems Dare Not Abandon the White Working Class - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- Obama Comes Through on the Environment - Thomas Friedman, NY Times

- Bitter Residue in Pennsylvania - Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Obama and Clinton on the Better Buildings Initiative - The White House

- A Christmas Letter From the Obamas - Barton Hinkle, Richmond TD

- Obama Finally Finds a Country He Won't Apologize To - New York Post

- Obama's Problems Are Being Underplayed - William Galston, New Republic

- Panel on Obama's Israel Policy - Special Report w/Bret Baier

- Few Presidents Have Dashed So Many Illusions - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- Anything But Governing for Obama - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- Progressives Disappointed with Obama - Katrina vanden Heuvel, Wash Post

- Why Demographics Won't Save Obama - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- How to Break the Partisan Fever - Tony Blankley, Washington Times

- Obama Faces Replay of '08 Hurdles in PA - Katharine Seelye, NY Times

- President Obama Isn't "Toast" in 2012 - Mark Mellman, The Hill

- Obama to Push Payroll Tax Cut in PA - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Abandons the Working Class - William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

- The Future of the Obama Coalition - Thomas Edsall, New York Times

- Interview with Senator Pat Toomey - This Week

- Does Obama Really Want to Win? - Joseph Curl, Washington Times

- The Obama Spending Non-Surge - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- Left Needs to Rally Behind Obama - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

- Will Demographic Shifts Save Obama? - Dan Balz, Washington Post

- Team Obama Gears Up for 2012 - Jim Rutenberg, New York Times

- William F. Buckley Jr. on Barack Obama - Roger Kimball, Pajamas Media

- Obama: Shop "Small" on Saturday - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Team Obama Living Good Life in Chicago - Anne Kornblut, Washington Post

- Obama's Path to 270 - Halpin & Teixeira, Center for American Progress

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