Obama Approval Ratings fell further during 1st Year than Trump’s
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Rasmussen poll released Thursday put President Donald Trump’s Approval Rating at 46%, with a 53% disapproval rating. On the same date at the end of President Barack Obama’s first year in office — December 28th, 2009 — Obama was sitting at a 47%approval rate, with 52% disapproving.
And one day later, on December 29th, 2016, President Obama’s approval rating fell again, to 46%.
While news media have attempted to focus attention on President Trump’s relatively low approval ratings throughout the year, Trump is set to end his first year in office on par with his predecessor, Barack Obama.
And when comparing the decline in each’s approval rating from the date of their respective Inaugurations, President Barack Obama fell significantly further to get to his end-of-year approval rating than has President Donald Trump.
- On his Inauguration Day of January 20th, 2009, Obama enjoyed an Approval Rate of 67%
- On Trump’s January 20th Inauguration Rasmussen scored Trump with an Approval Rate of 56%
- On December 28th, 2009 at the end of his 1st year in office, Obama had an Approval Rating of 47%
- The Rasmussen Poll released Thursday (December 28th,) showed Trump’s Approval Rating at 46%
Presidential approval ratings are generally high during their Inauguration period, as evidenced when President Trump topped his approval ratings on January 26, 2017 at 59% approval.
President Obama never again beat his Inauguration Day Approval Rating during the first year of his presidency.
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Source: Texas Politics