Gallup: Obama Job Disapproval 49%

By Michael W. Chapman | March 16, 2012 | 12:46 PM EDT

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

( – President Barack Obama’s job disapproval rating is at 49 percent for the period Mar. 12-14, according to the polling group Gallup. His job approval rating is at 45 percent.

In terms of one-day change, Obama’s disapproval rate is up 4 points and his approval rate is down 3 points, reports Gallup.

At the end of February, beginning of March (Feb. 27-Mar. 4), Obama’s numbers were almost the same, with a 45 percent approval and a 48 percent disapproval, according to Gallup. Overall for February, Obama’s average was 45 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval.

For comparison, during the approximate same time in their first terms, according to Gallup, President Ronald Reagan had a job approval of 54 percent (Mar. 16-19, 1984); President Bill Clinton had a job approval of 52 percent (Mar. 15-17, 1996); and President George W. Bush had a job approval of 53 percent (Mar. 26-28), 2004.

The numbers for the President Obama poll are based on a three-day rolling average and these  latest numbers are for the period March 12-14. To get its results, Gallup conducts telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman