Obama’s Approval Ratings Slide: By the Numbers
In April, 62% of the public approved of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 26% disapproved. In August, just four months later, 52% approved of Obama’s job performance while 37% disapproved.
Obama’s approval rating has declined across nearly all major demographic and political groups: It has fallen 11 points among women and nine points among men; by 12 points among Republicans, 10 points among Democrats and nine points among independents.
Changes in Obama’s job approval ratings are based on 3,013 interviews in April and 4,013 interviews in August.
- Political Party
- Religious Preference
- Marital Status