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   Initial Presidential Job Approval Ratings

    Eisenhower - Obama

Year Interview Dates President %
Approval
%
Disapproval
%
No Opinion
1953 Feb. 1-5 Dwight D. Eisenhower 68 7 25
1961 Feb. 10-15 John Kennedy 72 6 22
1969 Jan. 23-28 Richard Nixon 59 5 36
1977 Feb. 4-7 Jimmy Carter 66 8 26
1981 Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Ronald Reagan 51 13 36
1989 Jan. 24-26 George Bush 51 6 43
1993 Jan. 24-26 William J. Clinton 58 20 22
2001 Feb. 1-4 George W. Bush 57 25 18
2009 Jan. 21-23 Barack Obama 68 12 21
  *data includes only presidents inaugurated following election
  data compiled from the Gallup Poll

Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Initial Presidential Job Approval Ratings." 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/initial_approval.php.

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