Obama Averages 47.9% Job Approval as President

Barack Obama finished his tenure as president with a 47.9% average job approval rating. He ranks below eight presidents and ahead of only three — Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Harry Truman — in Gallup’s polling history. …

His final job approval rating, based on Jan. 17-19 Gallup Daily tracking, was 59%. Only Clinton (66%) and Reagan (63%) had higher scores in Gallup’s last measurement of their approval ratings, while Eisenhower (59%) and Kennedy (58%) had similar final ratings. CONT.

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup