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President Obama Job Approval

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 5/13 - 5/31 -- 48.2 47.8 +0.4
CNN/Opinion Research 5/29 - 5/31 1009 A 52 47 +5
Gallup 5/29 - 5/31 1500 A 45 47 -2
Rasmussen Reports 5/29 - 5/31 1500 LV 48 51 -3
ABC News/Wash Post 5/17 - 5/20 1004 A 47 49 -2
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 5/16 - 5/20 1000 A 48 46 +2
FOX News 5/13 - 5/15 913 RV 49 47 +2

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RCP Poll Average
President Obama Job Approval
48.2 Approve 47.8 Disapprove
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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 5/13 - 5/31 -- 48.2 47.8 +0.4
CNN/Opinion Research 5/29 - 5/31 1009 A 52 47 +5
Gallup 5/29 - 5/31 1500 A 45 47 -2
Rasmussen Reports 5/29 - 5/31 1500 LV 48 51 -3
ABC News/Wash Post 5/17 - 5/20 1004 A 47 49 -2
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 5/16 - 5/20 1000 A 48 46 +2
FOX News 5/13 - 5/15 913 RV 49 47 +2
Gallup 5/8 - 5/10 1500 A 49 45 +4
Rasmussen Reports 5/8 - 5/10 1500 LV 44 55 -11
Reuters/Ipsos 5/3 - 5/7 1131 A 50 47 +3
Associated Press/GfK 5/3 - 5/7 1004 A 53 46 +7
Resurgent Republic (R) 4/30 - 5/3 1000 RV 50 46 +4
Politico/GWU/Battleground 4/29 - 5/3 1000 LV 48 48 Tie
Democracy Corps (D) 4/28 - 5/1 1000 LV 45 50 -5
Gallup 4/24 - 4/27 1500 A 48 46 +2
Rasmussen Reports 4/25 - 4/27 1500 LV 49 50 -1
FOX News 4/22 - 4/24 915 RV 45 51 -6
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 4/13 - 4/17 1000 A 49 46 +3
CBS News/NY Times 4/13 - 4/17 957 A 48 42 +6
Quinnipiac 4/11 - 4/17 2577 RV 47 48 -1
Reuters/Ipsos 4/12 - 4/15 1044 A 49 49 Tie
CNN/Opinion Research 4/13 - 4/15 1015 A 49 48 +1
Gallup 4/10 - 4/12 1500 A 49 44 +5
Rasmussen Reports 4/10 - 4/12 1500 LV 46 51 -5
Pew Research 4/4 - 4/15 1514 A 46 45 +1
FOX News 4/9 - 4/11 910 RV 42 51 -9
ABC News/Wash Post 4/5 - 4/8 1103 A 50 45 +5
CNN/Opinion Research 3/24 - 3/25 1014 A 51 45 +6
McClatchy/Marist 3/20 - 3/22 846 RV 48 47 +1
Reason-Rupe 3/10 - 3/20 1200 A 48 46 +2
Gallup 3/16 - 3/18 1500 A 49 44 +5
Rasmussen Reports 3/16 - 3/18 1500 LV 49 50 -1
FOX News 3/10 - 3/12 912 RV 47 45 +2
Bloomberg 3/8 - 3/11 1002 A 48 47 +1
Reuters/Ipsos 3/8 - 3/11 1084 A 50 48 +2
CBS News/NY Times 3/7 - 3/11 1009 A 41 47 -6
Pew Research 3/7 - 3/11 1503 A 50 41 +9
ABC News/Wash Post 3/7 - 3/10 1003 A 46 50 -4
Gallup 3/3 - 3/5 1500 A 43 48 -5
Rasmussen Reports 3/3 - 3/5 1500 LV 48 51 -3
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
Gallup 2/9 - 2/11 1500 A 45 48 -3
Rasmussen Reports 2/9 - 2/11 1500 LV 49 49 Tie
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
Gallup 1/13 - 1/15 1500 A 46 47 -1
Rasmussen Reports 1/13 - 1/15 1500 LV 45 54 -9
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
Gallup 1/2 - 1/4 1500 A 46 47 -1
Rasmussen Reports 1/2 - 1/4 1500 LV 45 53 -8
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
Gallup 12/8 - 12/10 1500 A 43 50 -7
Rasmussen Reports 12/8 - 12/10 1500 LV 45 53 -8
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

All Commentary & News Stories

- Obama Is Repeating Bush 41's Mistake - Michael Rubin, Contentions

- Obama Order Sped Up Cyberattacks Against Iran - David Sanger, NYT

- Obama's Historical Chutzpah - Charles Johnson, Tablet Magazine

- Why "Polish Death Camps" Phrase Cuts So Deep - Corky Siemaszko, NYDN

- Team Obama Shifts Its Attacks on Romney - Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics

- What Is Obama's Case? It's Sure Not the Economy - John Podhoretz, NY Post

- For the Poor, a Clear Choice in November - Valerie Jarrett, Huffington Post

- Bad News Mounts for Obama - Mona Charen, National Review

- Barack Obama: Drone Warrior - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

- Why Rev. Wright Is Still a Problem for Obama - Larry Elder, Townhall

- Obama Campaign May Be Fooling Itself - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Obama Slurs an Ally - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

- Obama Slaps Poland in the Face - David Frum, The Daily Beast

- President Obama's Negative Feedback Loop - Glenn Thrush, Politico

- The Anti-Free-Enterprise President - Reince Priebus, Politico

- Obama's Intentions and Romney's Results - Noemie Emery, DC Examiner

- Yes, Obama's Spending Binge Did Happen - Peter Ferrara, Am. Spectator

- From Hope and Change to Pipe Hitting - Peter Wehner, Commentary

- Obama Denies His Fiscal Record - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- Vetting Obama's Chicago Insiders - John Fund, National Review

- Obama Is in for a Very Tough Re-election Fight - Heather Digby Parton, MJ

- Obama's Message Is Straight Out of Greece & Calif. - Holman Jenkins, WSJ

- Is the Recovery Leaving Jobs on the Table? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

- Obama's Absurd Claim About Judaism - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- I Still Have the Audacity of Hope - Cenk Uygur, Huffington Post

- Why Obama's Strategists Think He'll Win - John Heilemann, NY Magazine

- The Deficit President - Jeffrey Anderson, The Blog

- Romney and the 6 Percent Solution - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Is It Fair to Ask If Obama's a Socialist? - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes

- 3 Reasons Obama's "Fair Shot" Will Fail - Niall Ferguson, Newsweek

- Bush Terror Overreach Is New Normal Under Obama - Al Hunt, Bloomberg

- The Code Among Presidents Trumps Politics - Gibbs & Duffy, LA Times

- Dems Back Obama's Bain Strategy - Gardner & Rucker, Washington Post

- Warning Signs for Obama on Electoral Vote Path - Thomas Beaumont, AP

- Interview with Senator Richard Lugar - Face the Nation

- Interview with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta - This Week

- Guests: Sen. Patty Murray & Rep. Wasserman Schultz - State of the Union

- Obama Has a Mean Streak When He's Irritated - Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast

- The GOP's Played Out Race Card - Melissa Harris-Perry, The Nation

- Obama Campaign in a Bind on Bain - Investor's Business Daily

- Obama's Imaginary Fiscal History - Wall Street Journal

- Wasserman Schultz Defends Bain Attacks - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Obama Unleashes Joe Biden - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- Nothing Has Changed. Obama's Still the Favorite - Jamelle Bouie, Prospect

- Obama Is Facing His Jimmy Carter Moment - Tim Stanley, The Telegraph

- Obama's Politics of Envy - Robert Knight, Washington Times

- The President's Last Line of Defense - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Obama's Bid to Cast Mitt in Hoover Mold - Alec MacGillis, The New Republic

- Obama's Gift to Romney - Peter Wehner, Contentions

- Booker, Bain, and Bipartisan Narcissism - Frank Rich, New York Magazine

- President Obama's Inane Attack on Private Equity - Sebastian Mallaby, FT

- Obama Takes Early Leap Into Campaign Fray - Peter Baker, NY Times

- Why Neither Candidate Can Pull Away - Charlie Cook, National Journal

- Team Obama Is Vastly Overrated - Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon

- Obama Stumbles Out of the Gate - Mike Allen & Jim Vandehei, Politico

- Big-Spending Obama Frames Himself as Scrooge - Washington Examiner

- Obama Is a Spendthrift - And Here's the Proof - Investor's Business Daily

- In Iowa, Obama Fires Back at Romney - Kathie Obradovich, DM Register

- Obama Fares Worse Among Struggling Whites - Cohen & Tumulty, WP

- Perhaps Obama's Just Not That Bright - Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

- Obama Needs a 2nd-Term Agenda - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- In Va., Kaine Eschews "Fairness," Talks Growth - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

- Obama's Hollywood Double Standard - Alana Goodman, Contentions

- Why AR, KY Democratic Primaries Matter - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Attacks Are Not Working Either - Erick Erickson, Red State

- D.C. Children Left in the Lurch by Obama - Washington Post

- Obama vs. Romney: A Debate Over Government - John Harwood, NY Times

- Could Obama Revolutionize Political Advertising? - Sasha Issenberg, Slate

- Obama's Primary Struggles Indicate Unrest - Cillizza & Blake, Wash Post

- Obama Is the Private Equity King in This Race - Matt Miller, Wash Post

- Charlotte Convention Could Backfire for Obama - Matt Taylor, Daily Beast

- Obama Offers Robust Defense of Foreign Policy - George Condon, Natl Jrnl

- Obama's Dangerous Words About Economy - Jim Pethokoukis, American

- No Surprise Obama Is Trailing in Florida - Jamelle Bouie, Washington Post

- Americans Pretend They Don't Need Government - Emily Douglas, Nation

- The Obama Spending Binge Really Happened - James Pethokoukis, TE

- Presidential Races Always Concern Character - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- Obama Wants It Both Ways on Private Equity - Washington Post

- In Memoriam: Obama the Uniter - Matt Negrin, ABC News

- Bain Bungles Prove Obama Doesn't Get Capitalism - Washington Examiner

- Is Obama's 'Enthusiasm Edge' as Big as Polls Suggest? - Scott Conroy, RCP

- Obama Should Attack Mitt's Casino Capitalism - Robert Reich, Huff Post

- Bain Attacks Reveal Obama's Weakness - Jay Cost, The Weekly Standard

- Obama's Primary Struggles Don't Matter - Alec MacGillis, New Republic

- Who Is Valerie Jarrett? - Edward Klein, The Daily Caller

- Obama's Region of Doom - Charles Mahtesian, Politico

- President Downgrade and Profit - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot

- The Fraudulence of President Obama - Peter Wehner, Contentions

- Timing May Be Key in Romney's VP Announcement - Scott Conroy, RCP

- Obama Defends Ads Hitting Romney's Record - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Romney, Obama, and Voters: It's Complicated - David Corn, Mother Jones

- As Obama Moves Left, Will He Lose His Balance? - Thomas Edsall, NYT

- Obama Squanders the Likability Factor - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- Could Romney Outraise Obama? - Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

- Obamanomics: Growth Be Damned - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

- Obama's Campaign Fundraising Problems - Alana Goodman, Contentions

- Obama Maintains Cash Advantage - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos

- Obama & Dems Put Special Interests Over Public Good - Jay Cost, NY Post

- Rev. Wright Urged to Stay Silent Until After 2012 - Byron York, Examiner

- Obama, Stop Condescending to Women - Campbell Brown, New York Times

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