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   Presidential Job Approval Ratings Following the First 100 Days

    Eisenhower - Obama

Year Interview Dates President %
Approval
%
Disapproval
% No
Opinion
Initial
Approval
%
Change
1953 Apr. 19-24 Dwight D. Eisenhower 73 10 17 68 5
1961 Apr. 28-May 3 John Kennedy 83 5 12 72 11
1969 May 1-6 Richard Nixon 62 15 23 59 3
1977 Apr. 29-May 2 Jimmy Carter 63 18 19 66 -3
1981 May 8-11 Ronald Reagan 68 21 11 51 17
1989 May 4-7 George Bush 56 22 22 51 5
1993 Apr. 22-24 William J. Clinton 55 37 8 58 -3
2001 Apr. 20-22 George W. Bush 62 29 9 57 5
2009 Apr. 28-30 Barack Obama 65 29 6 68 -3
  *data includes only presidents inaugurated following election
  data compiled from the Gallup Poll

Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Presidential Job Approval Ratings Following the First 100 Days." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2009. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/100days_approval.php.

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