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Gallup: Obama Approval Ranking Most Polarized In History

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Former President Barack Obama averaged 13 percent job approval among Republicans during his presidency and 83 percent job approval among Democrats — the most politically polarized ratings in presidential history, the Gallup Poll reported.

Here's how Gallup ranks average presidential approval ratings from largest to smallest party gaps:

  • Barack Obama: 13 percent approval of Republicans and 83 percent approval of Democrats. Average gap of 70 percent.
  • George W. Bush: 84 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 61 percent.
  • Bill Clinton: 27 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 55 percent.
  • Ronald Reagan: 83 percent of Republicans and 31 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 52 percent.
  • Richard Nixon: 75 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 41 percent.
  • Dwight Eisenhower: 88 percent of Republicans and 49 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 39 percent.
  • George H.W. Bush: 82 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 38 percent.
  • John F. Kennedy: 49 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 35 percent.
  • Gerald Ford: 68 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 31 percent.
  • Lyndon Johnson: 44 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 27 percent.
  • Jimmy Carter: 30 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Democrats. Average gap of 27 percent.

"Although the extreme polarization in Obama's ratings could reflect his policies and approach to governing, it also reflects the era in which he governed," Gallup said in its report. "The last three presidents — Obama, Bush and Bill Clinton — and four of the last five (including Ronald Reagan) averaged greater than 50-point party gaps in their job approval ratings."

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Former President Barack Obama averaged 13 percent job approval among Republicans during his presidency and 83 percent job approval among Democrats - the most politically polarized ratings in presidential history, the Gallup Poll reported.
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