Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
Each result is based on a three-day rolling average.
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Gallup tracked daily the percentage of Americans who approved or disapproved of the job Barack Obama was doing as president. Daily results were based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
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Forty-seven percent of Americans say President Obama will be regarded as an outstanding or above-average president, while 35% say below-average or poor.
Americans say the U.S. gained ground over the past eight years on four out of 19 policy issues, while it lost ground on 14 and held steady on one.
President Barack Obama finished ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in Gallup's 2016 most admired man poll, 22% to 15%. Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman.
Historically, presidents' approval ratings have not increased after State of the Union addresses, but there have been modest upticks after the past three.
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