Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Job Approval - President Obama And Congress
This chart is from a Gallup Poll just released. It shows the job approval of the president versus that of Congress. Note that the presidential approval is currently about 34 points higher than congressional approval (49% to 15%). Congressional approval has been pretty bad for a while now, and after the GOP seized control in 2010, it got even worse (and has not rebounded at all).
Obama's job approval ratings reviewed in this article are based on annual aggregates of data from the Gallup U.S. Daily tracking survey. The aggregates include roughly 150,000 interviews each year with a random sample of adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, interviewed by landline and cellular telephone. For annual results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±1 percentage point at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.