A bit of interesting perspective from Gallup:
Of the nine U.S. presidents who have served in the past 50 years, John F. Kennedy continues to earn the highest retrospective job approval rating from Americans, now 85%. Ronald Reagan ranks second, with 74%. While these presidents’ ratings are largely unchanged from 2006, Bill Clinton’s rating has improved, putting him in third place, while Jimmy Carter, at 52%, has dropped from third to sixth. Richard Nixon remains the lowest rated.
They provide a handy chart:
Notice Pres. George W. Bush’s approval is at 47 percent.
Meanwhile, Gallup also finds President Obama’s current approval is . . . 45 percent.