Obama’s Overall Approval Dips Slightly in July
When tracking President Obama’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results can be seen in the graphics below.
The president earned a monthly job approval of 49% in July, down a point from the recent high of 50% which he earned over the previous three months. In 2015, the president’s full-month approval ranged from 46% to 49%. Since 2013, the president's monthly job approval rating has typically improved slightly at the beginning of each year and then fallen back. That hasn’t been the case in the final year of his presidency. Obama's monthly approval hit a recent low of 45% in November 2013 during the troubled rollout of the national health care law.
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Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The monthly numbers in this article are based on approximately 10,000 interviews each month with likely voters. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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