Gallup: Obama’s Quarterly Approval Rating Ticks Up

President Barack Obama’s average approval rating nudged up slightly in his 14th quarter in office from the 13th quarter, according to Gallup.

Obama average approval rating of 46.8 percent in the 14th quarter places him in the 32nd percentile among the quarterly averages of all presidents. It marks a modest improvement fromt the 13th quarter, when Obama’s average approval rating stood at 45.9 percent, as well as a larger jump from the nadir of the 11th quarter, when the president averaged a paltry 41 percent approval rating.  

The 14th quarter of the Obama presidency encompassed April 20-July 19.  


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