With just a few weeks left in Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans’ early judgments of his place in history are more positive than negative.
When it comes to who people plan to vote for, presidential approval is a much stronger indicator than satisfaction with the state of the nation.
About six-in-ten (62%) Millennials approve of the job Obama is doing. By comparison, half of Gen Xers, 43% of Boomers and just 37% of Silents offer positive ratings of the president’s job performance.
On the occasion of President Obama's last State of the Union address, a look back at his first congressional address – his priorities, those of the public at the time and what's happened in the years since.