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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 2/11 - 3/7 -- 49.1 46.9 +2.2
Gallup 3/5 - 3/7 1500 A 48 44 +4
Rasmussen Reports 3/5 - 3/7 1500 LV 49 50 -1
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 2/29 - 3/3 800 A 50 45 +5
Politico/GWU/Battleground 2/19 - 2/22 1000 LV 53 45 +8
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

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President Obama Job Approval
49.1 Approve 46.9 Disapprove

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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 2/11 - 3/7 -- 49.1 46.9 +2.2
Gallup 3/5 - 3/7 1500 A 48 44 +4
Rasmussen Reports 3/5 - 3/7 1500 LV 49 50 -1
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 2/29 - 3/3 800 A 50 45 +5
Politico/GWU/Battleground 2/19 - 2/22 1000 LV 53 45 +8
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
Pew Research 2/8 - 2/12 1501 A 47 43 +4
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

All Commentary & News Stories

- Team Obama: Primary Race Weakens Romney - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Can Israel Trust Obama? - Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business Daily

- State AGs Resist Obama's Power Grab - Washington Examiner

- The Real Winner on Super Tuesday? Obama - Ruy Teixeira, Foreign Policy

- Bill Maher Gets Waiver From Obama - Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

- Super Tuesday's Big Winner? Obama - Kimberly Atkins, Boston Herald

- Is Obama Trying to Leave Israel No Choice? - Clifford Orwin, Globe & Mail

- Record Shows Israel Can't Trust Obama - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

- Obama Uses "Slut" Slur to Pander to Women - Charles Hurt, Wash Times

- Obama's Call Was a Lesson for His Girls - Jackie Calmes, New York Times

- Barack Obama: Israel's Best Friend - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

- Obama Being Cautious on Iran - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- Why 2012 Is Not the GOP's "Last Chance" - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Panel on U.S./Israeli Relations - Special Report w/Bret Baier

- What's That Smell? More Obama Cronyism - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Obama Ohio Ground Game Outpacing GOP - Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics

- The Vetting of Barack Obama - Andrew Breitbart, Big Government

- Obama Stresses Patience on Iran - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

- What Would 2nd Obama Term Look Like? - Fahrenthold & Wallsten, WaPo

- Will Is Wrong: Obama Can Be Beat - Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard

- On Defense, Obama Speaks to US Backers of Israel - Helene Cooper, NYT

- From a Plea for Choice to a Roar of Entitlement - Debra Saunders, SF Chron

- It's Absurd to Think Obama Can't Lose - David Paul Kuhn, RealClearPolitics

- Auto Unions to Man Obama's Class War - Nolan Finley, Detroit News

- Obama's Many Messages on Iran - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

- Plan B for Stopping Obama - George Will, Washington Post

- Obama's Election Bully Brigade Is Back - Michelle Malkin, New York Post

- February's Big Winner Was Obama - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Energy Will Be Obama's Waterloo - William Tucker, American Spectator

- Obama to Iran & Israel: I Don't Bluff - Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

- The Big Picture Looks Good for GOP - Charles Hurt, Washington Times

- Obama's UAW Pitch Will Be Heard Again - George Condon, National Jrnl

- President's "Load of You-Know-What" Speech - David Harsanyi, Examiner

- As Gas Prices Spike, Obama May Tap Oil Reserve - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Kaine Embraces Obama Anew Thanks to Va GOP - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

- Obama's Crony Capitalism Rules - Scott Rasmussen, Boston Herald

- Can You Afford 4 More Years of Obama? - Joseph Curl, Washington Times

- Colorado Braces for Big November Storm - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Obama In Good Shape, But Hasn't Won Yet - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- The Demonizing of Barack Obama - Colbert King, Washington Post

- Santorum: Obama's Apology Shows "Weakness" - Thomas Catan, WSJ

- Obama Never Met a Tax He Didn't Like - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- Obama's Afghanistan Apology Problem - Michael Hirsh, National Journal

- The Paucity of Opportunity - Reed Galen, RealClearPolitics

- Economy's Doing Better, So Why Isn't Obama? - Jim Pethokoukis, American

- Gas Prices Biggest Threat to Obama - Andrew Leonard, Salon

- Democrats Are Apathetic Too - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

- Majority Say Obama Is "Too Liberal" - Jeffrey Jones, Gallup

- Obama Weaker Than He Seems - Matt Continetti, Washington Free Beacon

- Obama's Koran Apology: Extremists Win Again - Washington Times

- Obama's Forrest Gump Analysis of Rising Gas Prices - Wall Street Journal

- On Gas Prices, Obama Running on Empty - Ed Rogers, Washington Post

- Obama's Remarks on Energy - Barack Obama

- 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'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

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

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

- 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

- 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

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

- 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

- Obama's Speech on American Manufacturing - Barack Obama

- 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

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

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