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F&M Poll: Pres. Obama’s Approval Climbs to 41%

President-ObamaPresident Barack Obama’s approval rating among Pennsylvanians continue to inch upward.

According to the latest Franklin & Marshall poll, Pres. Obama’s approval rating has hit 41%, his highest number since May 2013.

Altogether, 13% say the President is doing an “excellent job” and 28% say he is doing a “good job”. Conversely, 59% disapprove of his job performance, with 20% stating that the President is doing “only a fair job” and 39% calling it a “poor job”.

The President’s ratings have consistently improved and are considerably higher than his predecessor’s.

Presidential Ratings January 2016 

Broken down by demographic, President Obama received a positive job rating from the following groups: Extremely liberals (90/10); Slightly liberals (76/24); Philadelphia residents (66/34); Democrats (65/35); Religiously unaffiliated (59/40); Nonwhites (54/46); Single (53/45); Non-Gun owners (50/49); Southeast residents (50/50); and Under 35 year-olds (49/45).

This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 732 registered Pennsylvania voters from January 18th to January 23rd. The margin of error is +/- 3.6%

3 Responses

  1. Disapproval of the job by Obama does NOT automatically mean those people support GOP policies. Much of the disapproval is due to not being progressive, and aggressive, enough to fight regressive GOP policies. That would be Bernie Sanders supporters, who are definitely not Tea Party types. Simple statistics do not always give you the nuance of what they mean, so be careful in drawing conclusions.

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    Total Voters: 30

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