According to reports, Americans are already starting to miss President Obama. In fact, MSNBC reports polls show Barack Obama’s enjoying high approval ratings in the last weeks of his second term.
‘For December, Obama received at least a 50 percent approval rating in all 16 polls compiled by Real Clear Politics and finished with an average of 53.1 percent. Obama’s disapproval rating dipped as low as 36 percent in one poll this month but his December average was 42.3 percent.’
OBAMA'S JOB APPROVAL RATING, 53%
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According to Gallop, ‘Obama’s poll numbers in his final full month in office are considerably better than his predecessor. In December 2008, George W. Bush had a 29 percent approval rating and a 67 percent disapproval rating”
‘But Obama doesn’t fare as well when compared to the last Democratic president before him. In Gallup’s final poll of December 2000, Bill Clinton had a 66 percent approval rating and a 32 percent disapproval rating.”
President Obama’s approval numbers are a lot higher than President-elect Donald Trump’s, naturally.
‘Obama’s poll numbers are currently higher than President-elect Trump’s favorable ratings. Since his victory on Nov. 8, Trump has reached 50 percent or higher just four times in the 26 polls compiled by Real Clear Politics. Trump’s unfavorable rating, meanwhile, has been at least 50 percent in 17 of the 26 polls.’