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History of Obama Composite Job Approval Polls

Obama Second Term - Fourth Year

2016 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used/Percent/(New) flag
01/18/17 54.00 167 / 03 Quinnipiac 55 (New), ABC 60 (New), NBC 56 (New), CNN 60 (New), Monmouth 56 (New)
01/06/17 54.00 216 / 04 NBC/WSJ 52 (New), Fox 53 (New), Quinnipiac 55 (New), CBS/NYT 56 (New)
12/16/16 54.17 325 / 06 Quinnipiac 50, Battleground 53, Bloomberg 54, McClatchy-Marist 55 (New), CBS/NYT 56 (New), CNN/ORC 57
12/10/16 54.00 270 / 05 Quinnipiac 50, Battleground 53 (New), Bloomberg 54 (New), ABC/WP/George Mason 56 , CNN/ORC 57
12/03/16 53.60 268 / 05 Quinnipiac 50 (New), Fox 52, NBC/WSJ 53, ABC/WP/George Mason 56 , CNN 57
11/27/16 53.83 323 / 06 McClatchy-Marist 51, Fox 52, NBC/WSJ 53, CBS 54, ABC/WP/George Mason 56 , CNN 57 (New)
11/22/16 53.20 266 / 05 McClatchy-Marist 51, Fox 52 (New), NBC/WSJ 53, CBS 54, ABC/WP/George Mason 56 (New)
11/05/16 53.00 424 / 08 Bloomberg 51, McClatchy-Marist 51 (New), Battleground 53, Fox 53, NBC/WSJ 53, PEW 54, CBS 54 (New), CNN/ORC 55
10/25/16 53.43 374 / 07 Bloomberg 51, Battleground 53, NBC/WSJ 53, Fox 53 (New), PEW 54 (New), CBS 55, CNN/ORC 55 (New)
10/25/16 52.83 317 / 06 Fox 50 (New), Bloomberg 51 (New), Battleground 53 (New), NBC/WSJ 53 (New), CBS 55, CNN/ORC 55
10/16/16 54.33 326 / 06 NBC 52, Monmouth 53, CBS 55, CNN/ORC 55, ABC/WP 55, Fox 56 (New)
10/09/16 53.43 374 / 07 McClatchy-Marist 52, Fox 52 (New), NBC 52, Monmouth 53, CBS 55 (New), CNN/ORC 55 (New), ABC/WP 55 (New)
09/30/16 52.50 316 / 06 CNN 51, McClatchy-Marist 52 (New), Fox 52 (New), NBC 52, Monmouth 53 (New) ABC/WP 55 (New)
09/23/16 52.33 314 / 06 USA Today/Suffolk U 50, Battleground 51, CNN 51, Fox 52 (New), NBC 52 (New), ABC/WP 58
09/12/16 53.00 318 / 06 USA Today/Suffolk U 50, Battleground 51 (New), CNN 51 (New), Fox 54, Quinnipiac 54, ABC/WP 58 (New)
09/02/16 52.83 317 / 06 Bloomberg 50, USA Today/Suffolk U 50 (New), PEW 53, Fox 54 (New), Quinnipiac 54, Monmouth 56
08/26/16 53.22 479 / 09 Bloomberg 50, Fox 52, NBC 52, McClatchy-Marist 53, PEW 53 (New), McClatchy-Marist 53, CNN/ORC 54, ABC 55, Monmouth 56
08/21/16 53.13 425 / 08 Bloomberg 50 (New), Fox 52, NBC 52, McClatchy-Marist 53, PEW 53 (New), CBS/NYT 53, CNN/ORC 54, ABC 55, Monmouth 56 (New)
08/07/16 53.17 319 / 06 Fox 52 (New), NBC 52 (New), McClatchy-Marist 53 (New), CBS/NYT 53, CNN/ORC 54 (New), ABC 55 (New)
07/30/16 52.20 261 / 05 CNN/ORC 50 (New), McClatchy-Marist 51, NBC 51, CBS/NYT 53, ABC 56
07/22/16 52.20 261 / 05 USA Today/Suffolk 50, McClatchy-Marist 51 (New), NBC 51 (New), CBS/NYT 53, ABC 56 (New)
07/15/16 51.43 360 / 07 Quinnipiac 48, PEW 50, USA Today 50, NBC 51, CNN 52, CBS/NYT 53 (New), ABC 56
07/08/16 51.63 413 / 08 Quinnipiac 48, PEW 50 (New), USA Today 50 (New), NBC 51, CNN 52, CBS/NYT 53, Bloomberg 53, ABC 56
07/01/16 52.00 364 / 07 Quinnipiac 48 (New), FOX 51, NBC 51 (New), CNN 52, CBS/NYT 53, Bloomberg 53, ABC 56 (New)
06/24/16 52.25 209 / 04 FOX 51, CNN 52 (New), CBS/NYT 53, Bloomberg 53
06/17/16 51.50 206 / 04 Quinnipiac 49, FOX 51 (New), CBS/NYT 53 (New), Bloomberg 53 (New)
06/04/16 49.80 249 / 05 FOX 48, Quinnipiac 49 (New), CBS/NYT 50, NBC 51, ABC 51
05/28/16 50.20 251 / 05 FOX 48, CBS/NYT 50, CNN 51, NBC 51 (New), ABC 51 (New)
05/20/16 49.67 149 / 03 CBS/NYT 50 (New), FOX 48 (New), CNN 51
05/07/16 48.83 293 / 06 CBS/NYT 46, PEW 48 (New), FOX 49, NBC/WSJ 49, Battleground 50, CNN 51 (New)
04/30/16 48.50 194 / 04 CBS/NYT 46, FOX 49, NBC/WSJ 49, Battleground 50 (New)
04/22/16 48.50 194 / 04 CBS/NYT 46, FOX 49, NBC/WSJ 49 (New), McClatchy-Marist 50
04/16/16 49.50 297 / 06 CBS/NYT 46 (New), FOX 49 (New), Bloomberg 50, McClatchy-Marist 50, CNN 51, PEW 51
04/08/16 49.57 347 / 07 FOX 48, CBS/NYT 48, Quinnipiac 49, Bloomberg 50, McClatchy-Marist 50 (New), CNN 51, PEW 51
04/01/16 49.63 397 / 08 FOX 48, CBS/NYT 48, NBC 49, Quinnipiac 49, Bloomberg 50, CNN 51, ABC 51, PEW 51 (New)
03/26/16 49.43 346 / 07 FOX 48 (New), CBS/NYT 48, NBC 49, Quinnipiac 49 (New), Bloomberg 50 (New), CNN 51 (New), ABC 51
03/22/16 49.50 198 / 04 CBS/NYT 48 (New), NBC 49, CNN 50, ABC 51
03/12/16 49.20 246 / 05 CBS/NYT 47, Fox 49, NBC 49 (New), CNN 50, ABC 51 (New)
03/05/16 47.80 239 / 05 Quinnipiac 44 (New), CBS/NYT47, Fox 49, NBC 49, CNN 50 (New)
02/19/16 48.40 242 / 05 CBS/NYT47 (New), CNN 47, Fox 49 (New), NBC (New) 49, ABC 50
01/30/16 46.83 281 / 06 Fox 45 (New), PEW 46, CBS/NYT46, NBC 47, CNN (New) 47, ABC (New) 50
01/23/16 45.25 181 / 04 Fox 42, PEW 46 (New), CBS/NYT46, NBC 47
01/15/16 44.75 179 / 04 Fox 42 (New), Quinnipiac 44, CBS/NYT46 (New), CNN 47

Obama Second Term - Third Year

2015 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used/Percent/(New) flag
12/31/15 44.57% 312 / 07 Fox 43, NBC 43, Quinnipiac 44 (New), CBS/NYT44, ABC 45, PEW 46, CNN 47 (New)
12/19/15 44.29% 310 / 07 Fox 43 (New), NBC 43 (New), Quinnipiac 44, CBS/NYT44, CNN 45 (New), ABC 45 (New), PEW 46 (New)
11/28/15 43.67% 262 / 06 Fox 40 (New), Quinnipiac 42, CBS/NYT42 (New), Bloomberg 44, ABC 46 (New), McClatchy-Marist 48
12/12/15 43.83% 263 / 06 Fox 40, Quinnipiac 44 (New), CBS/NYT44 (New), Bloomberg 44, ABC 46
11/28/15 43.67% 262 / 06 Fox 40 (New), Quinnipiac 42, CBS/NYT42 (New), Bloomberg 44, ABC 46 (New), McClatchy-Marist 48
11/21/15 44.80% 224 / 05 Quinnipiac 42, Bloomberg 44 (New), CBS/NYT45, NBC 45, McClatchy-Marist 48 (New)
11/13/15 45.80% 229 / 05 Quinnipiac 42 (New), CBS/NYT45 (New), NBC 45 (New), CNN 46, ABC 51
10/23/15 46.00% 230 / 05 Fox 42, CBS/NYT45, NBC 46 (New), CNN 46 (New), ABC 51 (New)
10/18/15 45.20% 220 / 05 Fox 42 (New), CBS/NYT45 (New), Bloomberg 46, PEW 46, NBC 47
10/03/15 45.71% 320 / 07 Quinnipiac 44 (New), Fox 44, CNN 44, Bloomberg 46, PEW 46 (New), NBC 47 (New), ABC 49
09/28/15 45.75% 183 / 04 Fox 44, CNN 44, Bloomberg 46, ABC 49 (all (New)
08/22/15 44.20% 221 / 05 Fox 42, Quinnipiac 43, CBS/NYT44, NBC 45, CNN 47 (New)
08/14/15 44.67% 268 / 06 Fox 42 (New), Quinnipiac 43, CBS/NYT44, NBC 45, ABC 45, CNN 49
08/08/15 45.71% 320 / 07 All (New) except CNN/PEW: Quinnipiac 43, CBS/NYT44, NBC 45, ABC 45%, Fox 46, PEW 48, CNN 49
07/31/15 47.25% 189 / 04 ABC 45%, Fox 47, Pew 48, CNN 49 (New)
07/25/15 47.75% 190 / 04 All (New) : ABC 45%, Fox 47, Pew 48, CNN 50
07/03/15 47.33% 142 / 03 Fox 44, NBC 48, CNN 50 (New)
06/27/15 44.80% 224 / 05 CBS/NYT42, Fox 44 (New), CNN 45, ABC 45, NBC 48 (New)
06/06/15 44.33% 266 / 06 CBS/NYT42 (New), Quinnipiac 43 (New), Fox 45 (New), CNN 45 (New), ABC 45 (New), PEW 46
05/23/15 45.60% 228 / 05 Fox 44, Battleground 45, CBS/NYT45, PEW (New) 46, NBC 48
05/16/15 45.67% 274 / 06 Fox 44 (New), Quinnipiac 44, Battleground (New) 45, CBS/NYT45, NBC 48, CNN 48
05/09/15 45.40% 272 / 06 Fox 42, Quinnipiac 44 (New), CBS/NYT45 (New), NBC 48 (New), CNN 48
04/24/15 45.33% 227 / 05 USA Today/Suffolk U 42, Fox 42 (New), PEW 46, Bloomberg 47, ABC 47, CNN (New) 48
04/19/15 45.33% 272 / 06 USA Today/Suffolk U (New) 42, Fox 45, CBS/NYT45, PEW 46, Bloomberg (New) 47, ABC 47
04/03/15 45.80% 229 / 05 Fox 45 (New), CBS/NYT45, PEW 46 (New), CNN 46, ABC (New) 47
03/28/15 44.33% 266 / 06 Quinnipiac 41, Fox 42, CBS/NYT(New) 45, McClatchy-Marist 46, NBC 46, CNN 46
03/21/15 44.83% 269 / 06 Quinnipiac 41, Fox 42, McClatchy-Marist 46, NBC 46, CNN (New) 46
03/12/15 44.86% 314 / 07 Quinnipiac 41, Fox 42, CBS/NYT44, McClatchy-Marist (New) 46, NBC (New) 46, CNN 47, PEW 48
03/06/15 44.44% 222 / 05 Quinnipiac 41 (New), Fox 42 (New), CBS/NYT44, CNN 47, PEW 48
02/21/15 45.33% 136 / 03 CBS/NYT44, Fox 45, CNN 47, PEW 48 (New)
02/21/15 45.33% 136 / 03 CBS/NYT44 (New), Fox 45 (New), CNN 47 (New)
01/30/15 46.80% 234 / 05 Fox 45 (New), CBS/NYT46, NBC 46 , PEW 47, ABC 50
01/23/15 46.20% 231 / 05 Fox 42, CBS/NYT46, NBC 46 (New), PEW 47, ABC 50 (New)
01/16/15 45.75% 184 / 04 Fox 42 (New), CBS/NYT46 (New), PEW 47 (New), CNN 48

Obama Second Term - Second Year

2014 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/27/14 42.75% 342 / 08 Bloomberg 39, ABC 41, Battleground 42, PEW 42, Fox 42, McClatchy 43, NBC 45, CNN 48 (New)
12/19/14 42.25% 338 / 08 Bloomberg 39, ABC 41 (New), Battleground 42 (New), PEW 42 (New), Fox 42, McClatchy 43 (New), CNN 44, NBC 45 (New)
12/12/14 41.60% 208 / 05 Quinnipiac 39, Bloomberg 39 (New), Fox 42 (New), NBC 44, CNN 44
11/28/14 42.50% 170 / 04 Quinnipiac 39 (New), PEW 43, NBC 44, CNN 44 (New)
11/22/14 42.71% 299 / 07 CBS/NYT 39, Fox 41, PEW 43, ABC 43, NBC 44 (New), USA Today 44, CNN 45
11/16/14 42.43% 297 / 07 CBS/NYT 39, Fox 41, NBC 42, PEW 43 (New), ABC 43, USA Today 44, CNN 45
11/09/14 42.43% 297 / 07 CBS/NYT 39, Fox 41, NBC 42, PEW 43, ABC 43, USA Today 44, CNN 45
11/02/14 42.43% 297 / 07
10/25/14 41.60% 208 / 05
10/18/14 42.33% 254 / 06
10/11/14 43.00% 172 / 04
10/04/14 42.20% 289 / 07
09/20/14 41.29% 211 / 05
09/13/14 41.50% 249 / 06
09/07/14 42.67% 128 / 03
08/31/14 41.33% 124 / 03
08/16/14 41.00% 205 / 05
07/19/14 41.25% 165 / 04
07/05/14 41.00% 205 / 05
06/28/14 42.33% 254 / 06
06/23/14 42.60% 213 / 05
06/07/14 43.00% 172 / 04
05/23/14 43.17% 259 / 06
05/16/14 43.20% 216 / 05
05/10/14 42.80% 214 / 05
05/03/14 43.00% 172 / 04
04/18/14 43.60% 218 / 05
04/05/14 43.71% 306 / 07
03/29/14 43.57% 304 / 07
03/15/14 43.00% 301 / 07
03/08/14 41.67% 125 / 03
03/01/14 42.50% 170 / 04
02/15/14 44.00% 264 / 06
02/08/14 43.25% 346 / 08
01/31/14 43.00% 301 / 07
01/24/14 42.40% 212 / 05
01/10/14 41.50% 166 / 04

Obama Second Term - First Year

2013 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/20/13 42.00% 378 / 09
12/13/13 42.00% 336 / 08
11/23/13 40.88% 327 / 08
11/16/13 42.43% 297 / 07
11/07/13 43.87% 307 / 07
10/26/13 45.20% 226 / 05
10/12/13 44.83% 269 / 06
10/05/13 44.71% 313 / 07
09/26/13 44.50% 356 / 08
09/20/13 44.43% 311 / 07
08/10/13 45.29% 317 / 07
08/03/13 45.86% 321 / 07
07/26/13 45.00% 225 / 05
06/29/13 46.60% 233 / 05
06/22/13 47.00% 282 / 06
06/15/13 47.67% 286 / 06
06/08/13 48.33% 290 / 06
06/01/13 48.50% 194 / 04
05/25/13 50.00% 200 / 04
05/11/13 48.28% 193 / 04
05/03/13 48.57% 340 / 07
04/27/13 49.00% 245 / 05
04/20/13 49.40% 247 / 05
04/13/13 48.17% 289 / 06
04/05/13 47.86% 335 / 07
03/30/13 46.83% 281 / 06
03/21/13 47.29% 331 / 07
03/17/13 48.50% 291 / 06
03/09/13 49.40% 247 / 05
03/03/13 50.80% 254 / 05
02/23/13 50.60% 253 / 05
02/16/13 49.00% 147 / 03
02/09/13 50.60% 253 / 05
01/20/13 52.29% 366 / 07
01/16/13 55.00% 110 / 02

Obama First Term - Fourth Year

2012 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/22/12 52.91% 582 / 11
12/16/12 52.38% 419 / 08
12/09/12 54.50% 109 / 02
11/10/12 50.25% 402 / 08
11/03/12 50.00% 350 / 07
10/27/12 49.57% 347 / 07
10/19/12 49.25% 394 / 08
10/13/12 49.25% 394 / 08
10/06/12 50.09% 551 / 11
09/29/12 50.56% 455 / 09
09/22/12 50.71% 249 / 05
09/15/12 49.80% 249 / 05
09/08/12 48.17% 289 / 06
09/01/12 48.50% 291 / 06
08/25/12 48.40% 242 / 05
08/11/12 49.25% 197 / 04
07/28/12 47.00% 376 / 08
07/21/12 47.56% 428 / 09
07/014/12 48.44% 436 / 09
07/07/12 49.60% 248 / 05
06/30/12 48.80% 244 / 05
06/24/12 49.50% 297 / 06
06/17/12 49.33% 148 / 03
06/08/12 49.00% 196 / 04
06/02/12 49.00% 196 / 04
05/25/12 49.17% 295 / 06
05/19/12 50.00% 200 / 04
05/13/12 49.00% 196 / 04
04/21/12 47.50% 380 / 08
04/15/12 49.67% 149 / 03
03/30/12 47.63% 381 / 08
03/17/12 48.13% 385 / 08
03/12/12 48.60% 243 / 05
02/25/12 48.75% 390 / 08
02/16/12 49.14% 344 / 07
02/11/12 48.50% 194 / 04
01/28/12 46.57% 326 / 07
01/19/12 46.33% 278 / 06

Obama First Term - Third Year

2011 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/23/11 46.50% 372 / 08
12/18/11 45.17% 271 / 06
11/26/11 43.75% 350 / 08
11/14/11 44.38% 355 / 08
11/14/11 44.50% 223 / 05
11/04/11 45.57% 319 / 07
10/28/11 44.86% 314 / 07
10/18/11 44.14% 309 / 07
10/03/11 43.83% 263 / 06
09/06/11 43.83% 263 / 06
08/30/11 44.57% 312 / 07
08/14/11 44.33% 266 / 06
08/06/11 46.00% 322 / 07
07/24/11 46.57% 326 / 07
07/16/11 47.60% 238 / 05
07/01/11 47.90% 479 / 10
06/24/11 48.40% 484 / 10
06/18/11 48.57% 340 / 07
06/11/11 48.57% 340 / 07
06/04/11 53.67% 161 / 03
05/24/11 52.50% 420 / 08
05/20/11 52.25% 334 / 07
05/14/11 50.67% 456 / 09
05/07/11 50.17% 301 / 06
04/23/11 47.43% 332 / 07
04/17/11 47.71% 334 / 07
04/17/11 47.71% 334 / 07
04/09/11 48.88% 391 / 08
04/01/11 48.83% 293 / 06
03/26/11 50.00% 300 / 06
03/12/11 49.00% 343 / 07
03/05/11 49.29% 345 / 07
02/26/11 49.75% 199 / 04
02/11/11 51.38% 552 / 11
01/26/11 50.18% 552 / 11
01/04/11 49.25% 197 / 04

Obama First Term - Second Year

2010 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
11/21/10 45.88% 367 / 08
11/07/10 46.73% 514 / 11
10/20/10 47.13% 377 / 08
10/09/10 46.71% 327 / 07
09/10/10 46.56% 419 / 11
08/30/10 46.57% 326 / 07
08/06/10 45.00% 270 / 06
07/28/10 46.14% 323 / 07
07/17/10 46.20% 231 / 05
06/26/10 48.36% 532 / 11
06/06/10 47.75% 191 / 04
05/18/10 50.13% 401 / 08
05/09/10 48.83% 293 / 06
05/03/10 48.88% 391 / 08
04/17/10 48.00% 384 / 8
03/28/10 48.25% 386 / 8
03/21/10 49.20% 246 / 05
03/06/10 48.60% 243 / 05
02/12/10 48.09% 396 / 08
01/16/10 50.27% 396 / 08
01/16/10 49.50% 396 / 08

Obama First Term - First Year

2009 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/31/09 50.09% 551 / 11
12/20/09 49.09% 540 / 11
12/01/09 50.17% 301 / 06
10/28/09 53.73% 591 / 11
10/12/09 53.50% 321 / 06
10/01/09 53.50% 428 / 08
09/15/09 54.63% 437 / 08
09/01/09 53.88% 600 / 11
08/15/09 54.55% 600 / 11
07/30/09 55.25% 663 / 12
07/15/09 58.00% 348 / 06
06/30/09 61.29% 429 / 07
06/18/09 61.10% 611 / 10
06/06/09 61.20% 306 / 05
06/02/09 62.17% 373 / 06
05/24/09 62.80% 314 / 05
05/14/09 63.17% 758 / 12
05/07/09 63.42% 761 / 12
05/01/09 62.54% 813 / 13
04/25/09 62.30% 623 / 10
04/17/09 62.00% 868 / 14
04/10/09 62.15% 808 / 13
04/01/09 61.92% 805 / 13
03/15/09 58.67% 176 / 03
03/01/09 61.33% 184 / 03