Gallup Comparison Prior to Election: Trump 46% Approval, Obama 50% Approval

By Michael W. Chapman | October 30, 2020 | 10:46am EDT
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(CNS News) -- As Election Day approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 3, it is interesting to note that, according to Gallup, at this time in their first terms Americans' job approval ratings of President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump were very close -- Obama, 50% and Trump, 46%.

Gallup's Presidential Job Approval Center presents its polling data going back to Harry S. Truman. Presidential approval ratings can be compared.

(Gallup)
(Gallup)

For Trump, his job approval rating on day 1,376 in office is 46%. (Poll conducted Oct. 16-27, 2020)

For comparison, Obama, at 1,377 days in office, had a job approval of 50%. (Poll conducted Oct. 22-28, 2012.) 

Gallup also reported that Obama's first-term average job approval rating was 48%.  (Similar data for Trump have not been posted yet by Gallup.)

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