Initial job approval ratings of U.S. presidents from Eisenhower to Trump

This survey shows the initial job approval ratings of U.S. presidents from Eisenhower to Trump. As of January 2017, Barack Obama had an initial approval rating of 68 percent when starting his tenure.

Initial job approval ratings of elected U.S. presidents from Eisenhower to Trump

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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

1953 to 2017

Number of respondents

about 1,500 per poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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