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Gallup: Obama Job Approval Up Slightly in 14th Quarter
Gallup ^ | 07/23/2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones

Posted on 07/23/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama averaged 46.8% job approval during his 14th quarter in office, marking a slight improvement from quarter 13. His quarterly average approval rating has improved at least slightly in each of the last three quarters after dipping to a low 41.0% in the 11th quarter.

Barack Obama's Quarterly Job Approval Averages

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Obama's 14th quarter approval average ranks in the 32nd percentile of all presidential quarterly approval averages Gallup has compiled since 1945, meaning it is well below the historical average of 54%. For his entire presidency to date, Obama has averaged 49% job approval.

The recent and continuing improvement in his approval rating, though, is a positive sign for his re-election prospects, but it remains below the 50% level that virtually assures a president of a second term in office. Obama appears in much better shape now than the two recently elected presidents who were denied a second term -- Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush -- both of whom averaged below 40% approval their 14th quarters in office.

At the same time, Obama is not as well-positioned as the post-World War II elected presidents who were above 50% during their 14th quarters and who all won re-election easily.

14th Quarter Job Approval Averages of Elected Presidents

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gallup
Obama's 14th quarter average is most similar to that of his immediate predecessor, George W. Bush, who won a narrow victory over John Kerry for re-election in 2004.

Obama's average is also similar to Gerald Ford's 46.0% from his eighth quarter in office, which occurred in the spring and early summer of 1976. Ford, who became president after Richard Nixon resigned, narrowly lost his attempt to win election in his own right, losing to Carter in the subsequent 1976 election.

1 posted on 07/23/2012 10:40:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama can easily cheat his way to a second term.
2 posted on 07/23/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by Hans
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe the unemployment rate in 2004 was about 5%. Now we’re not even including everyone that’s given up looking for work and are now on disability.

I believe gas prices were about $2 a gallon.

Property values were still on the rise.

I believe Bush had increased the national debt by $1.5 trillion within 4 years compared to Obama’s $7 trillion.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Hans

It’s because of the rallying of his base. The economy is not improving and a majority of americans know that.

4 posted on 07/23/2012 10:51:37 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ll keep skewing the Polls by only adding “Holder’s People”, and that would give him 95% Approval in ALL areas....such as “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”....LOL

5 posted on 07/23/2012 10:52:29 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It went up .9% in a quarter. If it doubled its growth in the next quarter leading up the election, he would still be well under 50% by election day.

6 posted on 07/23/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: bjcoop
The dims motivate and listen to their base and attack republicans at their request... our party listens to the dim base and attacks its base... some party huh?!


7 posted on 07/23/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SeekAndFind
a random sample of 45,949 adults

This poll is utter trash.

8 posted on 07/23/2012 11:59:59 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I am inclined to agree with you. This poll is trash. No way is Obama gaining in popularity. He has done nothing to improve the lives of our citizens. Rather, he has managed to insult another group of good working citizens, the business people. That, however, was only 10 days ago, so it will take another few weeks for this to percolate and lower his approval ratings further.

9 posted on 07/23/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: SeekAndFind

His approval rating will be around 42% in November. The economic news between now and then is going to only get worse.

10 posted on 07/23/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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No way is Obama gaining in popularity.

I don't think so either but when I said it was trash I meant because the polling sample, "adults", tells us nothing. It's not "likely voters" or even "registered voters", not even "citizens" - just a bunch of random "adults". Trash.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 12:28:23 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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