Public approval of President Obama from 2009-2012 by Washington Post-ABC News

The survey shows the change of public approval towards President Obama from 2009 to 2012. The survey was done on a approximately monthly basis. In July 2012, Obama's approval rating is unchanged from May 2012. 47 percent approve of his work now, while 49 percent disapprove.

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

DateApprovalDisapprovalNo opinion
October 13, 201250%44%6%
September 29, 201250%46%4%
August 25, 201250%46%4%
July 8, 201247%49%4%
May 20, 201247%49%3%
April 8, 201250%45%6%
March 10, 201246%50%4%
February 4, 201250%46%3%
January 15, 201248%48%4%
December 18, 201149%47%4%
November 3, 201144%53%3%
October 2, 201142%54%4%
September 1, 201143%53%3%
August 9, 201144%46%10%
July 17, 201147%48%5%
June 5, 201147%49%4%
May 2, 2011*56%38%6%
April 17, 201147%50%3%
March 13, 201151%45%4%
January 16, 201154%43%3%
December 12, 201049%47%4%
October 28, 201050%45%5%
October 3, 201050%47%3%
September 2, 201046%52%3%
July 11, 201050%47%3%
June 6, 201052%45%4%
April 25, 201054%44%3%
March 26, 201053%43%3%
February 8, 201051%46%3%
January 15, 201053%44%2%
December 13, 200950%46%4%
November 15, 200956%42%2%
October 18, 200957%40%3%
September 12, 200954%43%3%
August 17, 200957%40%3%
July 18, 200959%37%4%
June 21, 200965%31%4%
April 24, 200969%26%4%
March 29, 200966%29%5%
February 22, 200968%25%7%
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Source

Release date

October 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2012

Number of respondents

about 1,000 in each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The data was collected in collaboration with Pew Research Center.

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