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Obama Poll Watch -- May 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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.

Poll Shows Troubling Numbers For Obama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

As President Barack Obama moves forward on his 2014 "year of action," a new poll shows disapproval of the president's performance is rising. Gallu...

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.

Obama Seen As A Nice Guy, But...

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENAC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nice guy, so-so president. Taking stock of President Barack Obama at the five-year mark in his term, less than a third of America...

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.

Obama Finds Sudden Struggle With Personal Appeal

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE & JENNIFER AGIESTA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama's personal favorability ratings served...

Obama Poll Watch -- May 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama had a pretty bad month inside the Beltway, with Republicans on the warpath over multiple scandals. Outside Washington, Obama didn't have too bad a month at all, as his job approval ratings barely budged.

Mark Blumenthal

'Worst Week' For Obama Has Surprising Effect On Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have had the "worst week in Washington" -- perhaps even his "worst week ever" -- but so far polls tracking hi...

Obama Approval Rating Not Hurt By Scandals

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

A new poll shows that recent scandals haven't hurt President Barack Obama's approval rating. The poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that ...

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In April, Obama's numbers returned to a normal level, after experiencing a very short post-election "honeymoon period" with the public which bounced his numbers up to a peak, and then bounced them right back down again.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As expected, Obama's "second honeymoon" in the polls is starting to fade. The election is long over, the inauguration is fading from memory, and now the real legislative struggles of Obama's second term have begun.

Poll: Obama Holds Edge Over Rivals On Major Issues

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama has a public opinion edge on the GOP as he charts out his second term and delves into yet another fiscal showdown, a Pew/USA To...

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's "second honeymoon" period with the public may not last more than a few months, but for now seems to be holding steady. He's in a pretty good position right now in terms of "political capital," but this will likely change as legislative reality sets in.

Obama's Popularity Rises To 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

President Obama's popularity among constituents is rising in the early days of his second term. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 p...

Obama’s Popularity Surges To Three-Year High

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, ac...

Mark Blumenthal

The Road Forward: Polls Find Americans Optimistic And Pessimistic

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More Americans are optimistic than pessimistic about how President Barack Obama will handle his second term, but that hope does not tran...

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

Polls Used As Pry Bar Amid 'Frank' Debate

Real Clear Politics | Alexis Simendinger and Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

President Obama and John Boehner met privately Thursday night in search of a budget deal while new polls underscored why the president believes public...

Poll Signals Good News For President Post-Election

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin ...

Obama Poll Watch -- November 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

November was certainly good to President Obama. He won the election at the beginning of the month, and he's been riding a "bounce" in the polls ever since. There are two notes of caution here, though, for Obama fans.