Presidential Job Approval Ratings Following the First 100 Days

 

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

*compiled from the Gallup Poll, includes only presidents inaugurated following election

 

Citations

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.