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Obama Approval

Obama Has Tied Reagan In Public Opinion Polls

John A. Tures | Posted 12.27.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Going Negative

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.

This Is How Many Americans Approve Of Congress

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would...

Why President Obama's Approval Dip Doesn't Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Whether a president's ratings rise or fall, they aren't running for reelection so their approval numbers have no effect on their prospects. The only issue of concern is their legacy. The same is true with Obama.

Poll Finds Support For Obama At All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a CBS News poll released Wednesday, the latest in a number of recent surv...

Obama's Approval Ratings Hit New Low After Health Care Rollout

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The American public is expressing serious doubts about the implementation of the new health care law, sending President Barack Obama's ratings to a ne...

Obama's Approval Rating Drops To Lowest Point Ever

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's approval rating is down to its "lowest point ever," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Just 39 pe...

Message to Obama: 'Stop Being the Policeman of the World'

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's time to bring all the troops home, secure our borders like Fort Knox and reduce our foreign policy to negotiation, trade embargoes and other fiscal restrictions.

'Troubling Sign' For Obama's Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Public disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy is at the highest level in his presidency, two polls released Monday found. ...

Obama Poll Watch -- July 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was plenty of political news in July, but little of it was directly attributable to President Obama. What this means is that it's really anyone's guess why the polling continued downwards.