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Obama Approval

HUFFPOLLSTER: President Obama Gets High Marks Internationally

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

A new report on global attitudes toward the U.S. shows marked improvement since 2008. There’s no indication of a Democratic wave in congressional ra...

Why New York's Democratic Debate Suddenly Seems A Lot More Important

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

The moderators at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate shouldn’t have a hard time thinking up questions. It’s been more than a month since Hi...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama made a big breakthrough in public opinion polling in March, one that is (for once) pretty obvious in his chart. Take a look at this month's new chart -- it's pretty easy to see how big a deal this is, even on the overall chart of his entire time in office.

Obama's Approval Hits 50 Percent In Gallup Poll

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is enjoying some of the highest ratings of his second term in office. A new Gallup poll out on Thursday shows that 50 percent o...

Obama Above Water Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's job approval polling average is now once again "above water" -- defined as more people who approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. This might not sound all that momentous, but it is actually the first time in almost three years that it has happened.

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 07.01.2016 | 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...