Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Obama presidential job approval 2009-2017 This statistic shows the job approval ratings of U.S. president Barack Obama, on a monthly basis during his time in office from 2009 to 2017. The survey is conducted doing telephone interviews among about 15,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the results for the monthly aggregate to depict an annual trend. About 47 percent of the American public approved of President Barack Obama's doings in September 2015.
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Approval rate
Jan '1757%
Dec '1656%
Nov '1656%
Oct '1654%
Sep '1652%
Aug '1651%
Jul '1651%
Jun '1652%
May '1651%
Apr '1650%
Mar '1651%
Feb '1648%
Jan '1648%
Dec '1546%
Nov '1547%
Oct '1546%
Sep '1547%
Aug '1545%
Jul '1546%
Jun '1546%
May '1547%
Apr '1547%
Mar '1546%
Feb '1546%
Jan '1547%
Dec '1444%
Nov '1442%
Oct '1441%
Sep '1442%
Aug '1442%
Jul '1442%
Jun '1442%
May '1444%
Apr '1444%
Mar '1443%
Feb '1442%
Jan '1441%
Dec '1341%
Nov '1341%
Oct '1344%
Sep '1344%
Aug '1345%
Jul '1346%
Jun '1347%
May '1349%
Apr '1349%
Mar '1348%
Feb '1351%
Jan '1352%
Dec '1253%
Nov '1251%
Oct '1250%
Sep '1249%
Aug '1245%
Jul '1246%
Jun '1246%
May '1247%
Apr '1247%
Mar '1246%
Feb '1245%
Jan '1245%
Dec '1143%
Nov '1143%
Oct '1141%
Sep '1141%
Aug '1141%
Jul '1144%
Jun '1146%
May '1150%
Apr '1144%
Mar '1147%
Feb '1147%
Jan '1149%
Dec '1046%
Nov '1045%
Oct '1045%
Sep '1045%
Aug '1044%
Jul '1046%
Jun '1046%
May '1048%
Apr '1048%
Mar '1049%
Feb '1050%
Jan '1049%
Dec '0950%
Nov '0951%
Oct '0953%
Sep '0952%
Aug '0957%
Jul '0961%
Jun '0961%
May '0965%
Apr '0963%
Mar '0962%
Feb '0964%
Jan '0966%
Approval rate
Jan '1757%
Dec '1656%
Nov '1656%
Oct '1654%
Sep '1652%
Aug '1651%
Jul '1651%
Jun '1652%
May '1651%
Apr '1650%
Mar '1651%
Feb '1648%
Jan '1648%
Dec '1546%
Nov '1547%
Oct '1546%
Sep '1547%
Aug '1545%
Jul '1546%
Jun '1546%
May '1547%
Apr '1547%
Mar '1546%
Feb '1546%
Jan '1547%
Dec '1444%
Nov '1442%
Oct '1441%
Sep '1442%
Aug '1442%
Jul '1442%
Jun '1442%
May '1444%
Apr '1444%
Mar '1443%
Feb '1442%
Jan '1441%
Dec '1341%
Nov '1341%
Oct '1344%
Sep '1344%
Aug '1345%
Jul '1346%
Jun '1347%
May '1349%
Apr '1349%
Mar '1348%
Feb '1351%
Jan '1352%
Dec '1253%
Nov '1251%
Oct '1250%
Sep '1249%
Aug '1245%
Jul '1246%
Jun '1246%
May '1247%
Apr '1247%
Mar '1246%
Feb '1245%
Jan '1245%
Dec '1143%
Nov '1143%
Oct '1141%
Sep '1141%
Aug '1141%
Jul '1144%
Jun '1146%
May '1150%
Apr '1144%
Mar '1147%
Feb '1147%
Jan '1149%
Dec '1046%
Nov '1045%
Oct '1045%
Sep '1045%
Aug '1044%
Jul '1046%
Jun '1046%
May '1048%
Apr '1048%
Mar '1049%
Feb '1050%
Jan '1049%
Dec '0950%
Nov '0951%
Oct '0953%
Sep '0952%
Aug '0957%
Jul '0961%
Jun '0961%
May '0965%
Apr '0963%
Mar '0962%
Feb '0964%
Jan '0966%
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This statistic shows the job approval ratings of U.S. president Barack Obama, on a monthly basis during his time in office from 2009 to 2017. The survey is conducted doing telephone interviews among about 15,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the results for the monthly aggregate to depict an annual trend. About 47 percent of the American public approved of President Barack Obama's doings in September 2015.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009 - 2017
Number of respondents
approx. 15,000 per month
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Each result is based on a monthly aggregate.

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