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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.

Click here to see a detailed breakdown of the following categories:

  • Sex
  • Age
  • Race
  • Education
  • Income
  • Political Party
  • Ideology
  • Religious Preference
  • Region
  • Marital Status
  • Employment
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