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Approval Ratings

Obama Poll Watch [May 2009] -- Obama v. Clinton (First Term)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The stability of Obama's numbers (especially the approval rating) continued in May, which is remarkable compared to other presidents during the same time period in their terms.

Pawlenty's Approval Rating Hits A New Low

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― Gov. Tim Pawlenty's approval rating has hit a new low in the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Forty-eight percent of those po...

Approval Trends and Pollsters, Part 1

Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Franklin

We get a lot of questions, comments and complaints about the effect particular pollsters have on our trend estimates. This is an important question, a...

Does IVR Explain the Difference?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I am pondering two somewhat related questions this afternoon, but both have to do with national surveys conducted using an automated ("robo") methodol...

Jason Linkins

CNN Poll Rates Obama's First Fifty Days As "Yes" Or "No"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the clearest sign yet that CNN has maybe laid off all the wrong people, comes news that a poll has been created and edited by people who were vastly unclear on the whole concept of polling.

Bush More Popular Than Limbaugh: Poll

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans appear to be bowing down left and right to conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, even though most Americans view the radio talk show host unf...

Re: Obama Approval and the Battle of Interpretations

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

If you haven't yet read Charles Franklin's comments on yesterday's Wall Street Journal op-ed by pollsters Doug Schoen and Scott Rasmussen, click now a...

Obama Approval and the Battle of Interpretations

Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Franklin

Obama approval is at 59.7 based on my trend estimator, the blue line above. A lot or a little? High or low for other presidents? According to a Wall S...

Hitting the Stratosphere?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The online version of Frank Rich's column in Sunday's New York Times includes a link to our chart of President Obama's job approval rating in its thir...

Omero: (Obama's) Policies Before Bipartisanship

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Today's NYT/CBS poll has made news by suggesting bipartisanship may take a back seat to policies.  At least, if those policies are those of Presi...

Re: Lessons

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I'm a day late on this, but I want to post a few more thoughts following up on Nate Silver's response to my critique of his post from earlier this wee...

Lessons in Declining Approval?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

From the left side of the commentariat, we have a new conventional wisdom: Bipartisanship is a bust. As Andrew Sullivan summarizes this morning: Pa...

Yes, We Have New York Charts

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As part of our ongoing effort to add new charts and tables, when polling data is available, for upcoming races in 2009 and 2010, we have set up a numb...

Looking Forward

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Both Nate Silver and Gallup's Jeff Jones have looked back at past presidential "honeymoon" job ratings from the past in order to speculate about what...

A Note for Wolf Blitzer, et. al. on Congressional Approval

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Moore

Approval ratings of Congress elecit very different responses from those of the president. For the president, it's his personal popularity. For Congress, it's a general mood of the country.

A New Year, A New Low In Bush's Approval Ratings

ABC News | GARY LANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Beset by growing economic concerns on top of the long unpopular war in Iraq, President Bush starts the last year of his presidency with the worst appr...

Bush: CNN's Candy Crowley Gave Me A Virus!

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At this morning's press conference on Iran, serious talk eventually dwindled and the President made small talk with reporters. When conversation turn...

President Bush To Hold Press Conference This Morning

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, entrenched in disputes with Congress over spending and the war in Iraq, wants to intensify pressure on lawmakers when he addresses the...

Congress Gets Better Approval Ratings From Republicans Than Dems

TPM Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now this is curious. In the latest Gallup poll, more Republicans approve of the job Congress is doing than there are Democrats who approve. According ...