Gallup Daily Tracking Puts Obama Approval at 53%

Via Gallup:  Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

This is up from the May 28-31 number, which was 49%.

It was last at 53% for the May 22-24 sample.

The individual numbers can be downloaded in a spreadsheet here:  click.

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  1. Tano says:

    Anyone who was excited about the news stories claiming that the recent upsurge in approval for Obama was over, or fading, I suggest you check out the graph at RealClear

  2. Terrye says:

    I have to say that I wonder about some of these polls with Obama and his approval numbers. Gallup has him going up several points in just a couple of days..and why? It is as if there is no rhyme or reason. He is way up and then he drops off and then he goes up. Rasmussen has him fairly steady between 48 and 50.

    It is as if there is some cycle in the polling. I wonder if he will stay there, or if he will fall back to where he was 4 days ago at 47. Strange.

  3. Terrye says:


    So what? Look at history. Those graphs change all the time. A president goes up and down and it seems to me that Obama does that more than most…and his up and down is more constrained too. He has an area he tends to stay in: 45 to 53. Nothing, not the death of Osama or crappy economic numbers seem to make a big way or the other.

    I think he is vulnerable however, because he does not do well when it comes to specific areas of performance…some of the people who like him in general do not like his handling of the deficit or his handling of the economy for instance.