Note: There will be no updates to the Presidential Job Approval Center from Jan. 8 through mid-February 2018. Until then, find weekly Trump job approval updates here. Approval by subgroups will resume on a monthly, rather than weekly, basis.

Presidential job approval is a simple, yet powerful, measure of the public's view of the U.S. president's job performance at a particular time.

Approval ratings for Presidents Obama and Trump are based on weekly Gallup Daily tracking averages. Approval ratings for Presidents Truman through George W. Bush are based on periodic Gallup polls that typically were conducted for four days.

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