F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Slightly Increase to 37%

President-ObamaPresident Obama’s approval ratings are increasing, although not by much.

The latest Franklin & Marshall Poll places the President at a 37% approval rating, 2 percentage points higher than F&M’s last survey in March.

For the month of June, 12% report that Obama is doing an “excellent job,” and 25% claim that Obama is doing a “good job.” Both ratings are up 1 percentage point from March.

While these increases might seem productive, 43% still believe Obama is doing a “poor job,” and 20% see him as doing “only a fair job.”

As expected, Democrats viewed Obama more favorably than Republicans, as 63% of Democrats viewed him as excellent/good compared to 6% of Republicans.

When broken down, Obama sees the most support from those who consider themselves “extremely liberal” (80%), nonwhites (73%), “slightly liberal” (60%), religiously unaffiliated (50%), and those from the Philadelphia (66%) and Pittsburgh (56%) regions.

Pres. Obama has seen an overall increase in his approval rating since his low point in January 2014.

While Obama’s approval rating may seem low, his performance is still rated more favorably than President Bush’s at a similar point in his presidency.

Obama-Bush Chart

As for his favorable/unfavorable rating, the President received a 43/51 split. Once again, an improvement of two points from three months ago.

This poll surveyed 556 registered voters in Pennsylvania and was conducted from June 8th to June 14th. The margin of error is +/- 4.1%.

3 Responses

  1. Nice post, thanks for uploading. I have no idea anywhere else on the globe other than america where people would be dumb enough to vote for a racist like Trump. Gone are the full times of great presidents like Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Anyway, sorry for my rant. Here’s where I get my Anti Trump merchandise.


  2. President Obama is a complete, total failure and I, for one, will consider January 20, 2017 as a new “4th of July”! Let us pray that our next President is not named “Clinton”!

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