How Trump’s and Obama’s Approval Ratings Compare
Comparing President Barack Obama’s and President Donald Trump‘s approval ratings in relation to the time they’ve been in office, both came pretty close of each other in their third year.
Most recently, as Statista’s Katharine Buchholz notes, Trump’s ratings have picked up, hitting 49 percent at the end of January despite impeachment hearings in the Senate at the time.
Crazy Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Hoax has lifted Republican Congressional Polls (she lost the House once before!), and my Polls, WAY UP, which was expected, but it has had a great effect on Republican Senate races, including North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado and Arizona. Thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020
According to Gallup, Obama’s approval rating was 45 percent at the same time in January 2012.
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Trump’s approval ratings rose from a low of 39 percent in early October after formal impeachment proceedings were started.
Obama started his presidency at a much higher approval rating than Trump, but found himself in the same lull at 40 percent in October 2011, following low job creation and a feud with the Republicans about raising the debt-ceiling, before recovering his ratings slightly.
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