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Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama just had a very good month in the polls. Not spectacular, mind you, but still better than any month since January of 2015. Essentially, Obama regained the job approval polling ground he lost over the previous two or three months.

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What July will bring is anyone's guess, in other words. Obama wound up down for the month when the monthly averages were calculated, but they could very easily go right back up again in July.

Janie Velencia

Obama's Approval Rating Gets A Bump | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's job approval rating is positive for the first time in two years, according to a WSJ/NBC poll released Monday. The survey...

Janie Velencia

Americans' View Of Economy Reaches New High Under Obama Presidency | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Americans are the most positive they've been about the economy since President Barack Obama took office, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama Approval Rating Holds Steady | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

A new national poll finds Obama approval at 47 percent, about what other surveys have been measuring for the last few months. Many Republicans are con...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Obama Approval Leveled Off? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

President Obama's approval rating may be leveling off after increasing in late 2014. A majority of young Americans support the rights of transgendered...

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An argument can be made that there are really two aspects to Obama's rise in the polls. The first is all the bold positions Obama has been staking out recently. The second, though, is the fact that more and more Americans are starting to feel better about their economic prospects.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Here's Why The State Of The Union Doesn't Usually Change Many Minds | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The state of the State of the Union remains largely unwatched. Last year's State of the Union was Jan. 28, 2014. Here's a chart of President Barack...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Obama's Approval Rating Ticks Up Amid Good Economic News | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

After nearly a year of static approval ratings, President Barack Obama's numbers are showing signs of a modest rise. Obama's approval rating langui...

Obama Has Tied Reagan In Public Opinion Polls

John A. Tures | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Don't look now, but President Barack Obama has been inching up in the polls, tying Reagan for this juncture in his presidency. Several polls have him inching up to nearly 50 percent approval rating after a rough 2014.

Obama Poll Watch -- November 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Added together, the differences from October to November for Obama's average monthly job approval and job disapproval ratings total a whopping 0.1 percent. That's pretty flat. Remarkably, this was during a month with several enormous political stories, from the midterm election results to immigration reform to Ferguson, Missouri.

Gallup Poll Shows How Much Latinos Loved Obama's Immigration Announcement

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.01.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics shot up 10 points to 68 percent after he announced his administration would offer deportati...

Obama Poll Watch -- September, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama announced a new American war this month, but it didn't resonate in his polling much, if at all. Overall, his poll numbers dropped, but the net result was rather flat.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Rising Approval For Obama's Handling Of ISIS | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

One new survey suggests rising support for Obama's handling of Islamic State militants. Another finds a slight uptick for Democrats nationwide, but ma...

A Third Of Voters Call Obama The Worst President Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A third of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Georg...

President Obama Keeps Hearing the Silly Charge He Has Failed Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has refused to say that any of his initiatives and programs were aimed at blacks. The absence of this frank statement and the longing of many blacks to hear him say that fuels the perception and frustration that he isn't doing enough, or even anything.

Obama Poll Watch -- May 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In five out of the last six months, in fact, Obama's numbers have gotten better. He is now roughly where he was right before the impact of the Obamacare website rollout hit his approval rating.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

Obama Bounces Back

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new poll shows President Barack Obama has bounced back from a career-low approval rating. According to a Bloomberg National Poll released Tuesday...

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Most Americans Are Totally Over The State Of The Union Thing | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

For presidents, the annual State of the Union address means trying to find a fresh way to outline top priorities. For pollsters and journalists, it me...

Obama Poll Watch -- December 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama started the month of December at rock bottom. There's just no other "polite" way to put it, folks.

What Went Wrong With the Promises of the Barack Obama Presidency

Mario Almonte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For a moment in time, Barack Obama was truly the world's president, as much beloved as Nelson Mandela, speaking boldly of global brotherhood, but carrying the big stick that was the awesome economic and military might of the world's most powerful nation. Then he showed up for work.