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Don’t Call It a Comeback, He’s Been Here for Months

Gallup: “Barack Obama averaged 46.7% job approval in his ninth quarter in office, slightly above his seventh- and eighth-quarter averages but still the third lowest of his presidency… The quarter finished on a down note for Obama, as he registered his lowest weekly average (43% for April 11-17) and lowest daily three-day rolling average (41% for April 12-14 and April 13-15) in Gallup Daily tracking for his presidency… Comparatively, Obama’s ninth-quarter average ranks in the lower range for elected presidents, better than the averages for Ronald Reagan (38.8%) and Jimmy Carter (41.2%) and about the same as Bill Clinton’s (45.7%). Richard Nixon is the other elected president with a ninth-quarter average below 50%. The other presidents were all above 60%, including the elder George Bush, who averaged 82.7% approval in the quarter that included the United States’ victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War against Iraq.”

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