President Obama Had a Lower Approval Rating than Bush or Carter

Gallup released an analysis on Friday about the past presidents. President Obama had a lower approval rating than Bush or Carter. Check out the results.

So there are only three presidents with a lower approval rating since World War II. Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Harry S. Truman.

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“After his first year,” the Gallup analysis commented of Obama’s poll numbers, “he received sustained majority approval only once more during his first term in office. Fortunately for him, that came during his 16th quarter in office — around the time he was re-elected in the fall of 2012. Shortly after his second term began, his support dipped back into the 40s and did not return to the majority level again until his final year in office.”

“At various points in his presidency his approval ratings dipped to 38%,” said Gallup. “This included in August and October 2011 after contentious negotiations over the debt ceiling limit and subsequent downgrading of the U.S. credit rating. Obama also failed to generate sufficient support for legislation designed to address the still-weak employment situation.

President Obama Approval Ratings Tank

Well it’s pretty clear that President Obama has set that bar very low for President Trump. Let’s hope Donald Trump blows these ratings out of the water and makes good on his promise to “Make America Great Again.”

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