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Gallup: Obama average first-term approval ratings among lowest in modern history

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A Gallup poll released on the morning of Barack Obama’s second public  presidential inauguration shows that his first term was marked by a level of  public disapproval exceeded in the modern era only by Presidents Jimmy Carter  and Gerald Ford.

Obama “averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the  lowest for post-World War II presidents,” Gallup said Monday.

“Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon  Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term  presidents.”

The president’s job approval rating was highest — 57.2 percent — during his  first year in office. His worst-performing year was his third, during which only  44.4 percent of Americans approved of his work in the White House.

Obama’s 48.1 percent approval rating in the fourth year of his presidency also  ranked third-worst among modern-era presidents who sought re-election after a  four-year term. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Carter, the only two in that  group to lose their re-elections, were also the only two to fare worse by  that measurement.



  1. persecutor

    January 22nd, 2013

    Proving what? The bastid got reelected despite the piss poor numbers.

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  2. It's The MSM

    January 22nd, 2013

    As long as the MSM is on his side numbers dont matter. The history books also written by Liberals will paint a different picture,years from now.

    Let’s just hope he leaves office in four years. I have a bad feeling,someone is working on a way he can stay in office forever.

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  3. bitterclinger

    January 22nd, 2013

    Call me a reality denier, but there’s no way the Indonesian Idiot won the election. ‘Splain to me how the solid-red panhandle of Florida went for Obama and how entire counties in Ohio didn’t have one single vote for Romney. Now who’s a denier?

    The Breitbart piece on the inauguration by Ben Shapiro was telling. Shapiro said the crowd was markedly different than in ’08, and the mood was subdued in comparison. Shapiro labeled the attendees as being there out of OBLIGATION, not excitement or happiness. The tacky paraphernalia wasn’t selling and the crowd had few white faces.

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  4. Tim

    January 22nd, 2013

    Further proof that the election was stolen.

    What really saddens me is that the republicans and TEA party are sitting on their thumbs, rather than contesting in court such an enormous act of treason by the socialists.

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  5. Smoke Fire

    January 22nd, 2013

    That was an inauguration picture? It looked like something from National Geographic

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  6. Unruly Refugee

    January 22nd, 2013

    Yeah….. , but he’s blackkk. So nuthin else matters.

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