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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 2/1 - 2/21 -- 48.5 47.2 +1.3
Gallup 2/19 - 2/21 1500 A 45 48 -3
Rasmussen Reports 2/19 - 2/21 1500 LV 50 49 +1
Associated Press/GfK 2/16 - 2/20 1000 A 49 49 Tie
Quinnipiac 2/14 - 2/20 2605 RV 45 49 -4
Democracy Corps (D) 2/11 - 2/14 1000 LV 50 46 +4
CNN/Opinion Research 2/10 - 2/13 1026 A 50 48 +2
CBS News/NY Times 2/8 - 2/13 1197 A 50 43 +7
FOX News 2/6 - 2/9 1110 RV 48 45 +3
Reuters/Ipsos 2/2 - 2/6 1033 A 48 49 -1
ABC News/Wash Post 2/1 - 2/4 1000 A 50 46 +4

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RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
48.5 Approve 47.2 Disapprove

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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 2/1 - 2/21 -- 48.5 47.2 +1.3
Gallup 2/19 - 2/21 1500 A 45 48 -3
Rasmussen Reports 2/19 - 2/21 1500 LV 50 49 +1
Associated Press/GfK 2/16 - 2/20 1000 A 49 49 Tie
Quinnipiac 2/14 - 2/20 2605 RV 45 49 -4
Democracy Corps (D) 2/11 - 2/14 1000 LV 50 46 +4
CNN/Opinion Research 2/10 - 2/13 1026 A 50 48 +2
CBS News/NY Times 2/8 - 2/13 1197 A 50 43 +7
FOX News 2/6 - 2/9 1110 RV 48 45 +3
Reuters/Ipsos 2/2 - 2/6 1033 A 48 49 -1
ABC News/Wash Post 2/1 - 2/4 1000 A 50 46 +4
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 1/22 - 1/24 1000 A 48 46 +2
CBS News/NY Times 1/12 - 1/17 1154 A 47 45 +2
Pew Research 1/11 - 1/16 1502 A 44 48 -4
ABC News/Wash Post 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 48 48 Tie
FOX News 1/12 - 1/14 906 RV 45 47 -2
CNN/Opinion Research 1/11 - 1/12 1021 A 47 51 -4
Democracy Corps (D) 1/8 - 1/11 1000 LV 44 49 -5
Reuters/Ipsos 1/5 - 1/9 1046 A 47 49 -2
CBS News 1/4 - 1/8 1413 A 45 47 -2
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

All Commentary & News Stories

- 2012 and the Merits of "Likeability" - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- The GOP's Desperate Trashing of the Obama Recovery - Jon Chait, NY Mag

- What Summers Didn't Want Obama to See - Noam Scheiber, New Republic

- $5 Gas Means It's Time for a Trade-In - Michael Graham, Boston Herald

- '08 vs. '12: Different Romney, Different Electorate - Carl M. Cannon, RCP

- Obama Nears His Nuclear Moment With Iran - Ed Luce, Financial Times

- Team Obama Cheers Santorum's Surge - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Obama's Tax Policy Targets The Affluent - John Harwood, New York Times

- How to Reverse Obama's "Soft Despotism" - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Debt Ceilings and Dirty Dealings - Joseph Lawler, RealClearPolitics

- Is Santorum Too Socially Conservative to Win? - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- High Real Unemployment Data Reflect Poorly on Obama - IBD

- Obama's Budget Is the Right Move - San Francisco Chronicle

- President's Voodoo Environomics - Leighton Steward, Washington Times

- Obama Takes Back Seat on Iran Sanctions - Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times

- The Budget of a Left-Wing President - Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

- ObamaCare vs. the Constitution - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- A Few Suggestions for President Obama - Seattle Times

- Why Cronyism Doesn't (Always) Pay - Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon

- Why Obama Loves Phony Birth Control Debate - Mark Tapscott, Examiner

- For Obama, Corona Del Mar Is Anytown U.S.A. - Orange County Register

- Obama's Cynicism for Me, Not for Thee - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

- Obama's Speech on American Manufacturing - Barack Obama

- A Post-Obama Vision in 100 Words - Joel Pollak, Big Government

- Obama's Strategy More Naive Than Brilliant - Noam Scheiber, TNR

- President Obama's Budget Shell Game - Michael Goodwin, New York Post

- Obama Can't Have It Both Ways on Taxes - Washington Examiner

- Pious Pretenders Should Blame Themselves - Charles Hurt, Wash Times

- Obama's Recess Appointments an Abuse of Power - Jonathan Turley, USAT

- Obama's 2008 Coalition Returning - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Guests: Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Gary Peters - The Ed Show

- WH Creating Problems w/Religious Swing Voters - Martin Frost, Politico

- Obama's Plan: Spend All The Money Now - Andrew Stiles, DC Free Beacon

- Obama's Budget vs. Simpson-Bowles - Robert Robb, Arizona Republic

- Obama's Blueprint for National Decline - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- $3.8T Budget Is a Pre-Election Salvo - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Obama, Romney Getting Cozier With Super PACs - Scott Conroy, RCP

- Obama Sets an Ominous Precedent - Jonathan Gurwitz, SA Express-News

- Lew Defends Tax Hikes in 2013 Budget - George Stephanopoulos, ABC News

- Obama Looking Good, But Storm Clouds Ahead - John Heilemann, NY Mag

- Obama Budget Launches Election Yr Debate - Lori Montgomery, Wash Post

- Here Comes Obama's Magic Budget - Joseph Curl, Washington Times

- Obama Loving the GOP Primary - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

- Obama Punts on the Budget - Boston Herald

- Obama's Contraception Retreat Is Not Enough - USA Today

- Obama's Unnecessary Culture War - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- How Obama's Budget Takes On the Republicans - Brian Beutler, TPM

- Obama Seeks Return of the Cool - Jennifer Epstein, Politico

- Obama Gambles on Costly Initiatives in Budget - David Rogers, Politico

- Pennsylvania Still a Tall Order for Obama - Salena Zito, Pittsburgh T-R

- Blunder Reveals Obama True Thinking - Rex Murphy, National Post

- A President Still Refusing to Make Hard Choices - Sen. John Barrasso, IBD

- Why Obama Changed Course - Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times

- The President's Win-Win Reversal on Contraception - Washington Post

- Obama's 'Accommodation' Makes Birth-Control Mandate Worse - WSJ

- Obama's Contraception Fig Leaf - Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

- After Outcry, Obama Eases Birth Control Rule - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama Bets Other Concerns Will Trump Deficit - Jonathan Weisman, NYT

- Obama: The Tweaker in Chief - Gail Collins, New York Times

- President Obama Goes Henry VIII on the Church - Mark Steyn, OC Register

- Bishops: Obama's New Rule "Unacceptable" - Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico

- Guest: Rep. Jan Schakowsky - The Ed Show

- Low Turnout and the Big Tune-Out - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

- The Gospel According to Obama - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

- How You Know Obama Is Winning - Steve Kornacki, Salon

- Obama's Blow to the Housing Market - Charles Gasparino, New York Post

- Obama: Chess Master or Pawn in Over His Head? - James Fallows, Atlantic

- The Inside Story of Obama's Brush With Disaster - Noam Scheiber, TNR

- Gender, Religious Divides Cloud Contraception Debate - Erin McPike, RCP

- Sen Dems Optimistic About Obama's Chances - Alexander Bolton, The Hill

- Obama Moves Closer to Post-Religious Europe - Janet Daley, The Telegraph

- WH Creates Even More Problems for ObamaCare - Cathy Young, RCP

- The Church & Obama's "Transformative" Rules - Daniel Henninger, WSJ

- GOP Must Pay Attention to Young Voters - Michael Barone, Examiner

- WH Gives Romney Death Hug on Social Issues - Greg Sargent, Wash Post

- Media Blind to Obama's Gaffes - Russ Smith, Splice Today

- The Political Transformation of Barack Obama - Jim VandeHei, Politico

- The Anti-Romney Vote - Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business Daily

- Things Suddenly Looking Up for Obama - Dana Milbank, Washington Post

- Obama's Halftime Hypocrisy - David Harsanyi, Washington Examiner

- The Race Issue Rises Again - Glenn Thrush & Donovan Slack, Politico

- Questions About Romney Give Obama Boost - Gary Langer, ABC News

- Obama Holds Edge Over Romney - Dan Balz & Jon Cohen, Washington Post

- Presidential Fathers and Sons - Michael Medved, Wall Street Journal

- Box-Checking Obama in a Liberal Cocoon - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Interview with Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum - John King, USA

- Obama's Assault on the Poor - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

- Obama Is the GOP Primary's Real Winner - Steve Kornacki, Salon

- Team Obama Shows Dangerous Penchant for Hubris - Al Hunt, Bloomberg

- An Easier Path to Refinancing - New York Times

- U.S. "Friends" Play Israel for the Fool - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

- Praise the Lord and Pass the Taxes - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- President Obama Versus Religious Liberty - Mitt Romney, DC Examiner

- Obama Can Stop Fast and Furious Cover-Up Today - Washington Examiner

- Is Jobs Report a Turning Point for Obama? - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Abominations Accelerate - Quin Hillyer, The American Spectator

- Obama's Plan Would Prolong Housing Pain - Orange County Register

- Obama Turns Prayer Breakfast Into a Campaign Rally - New York Post

- Why Romney's Gaffes Will Cost Him - David Paul Kuhn, RealClearPolitics

- What Obama Can Learn From Elizabeth Warren - Paul Starobin, TNR

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