In terms of one-day change, Obama’s disapproval rate is up 4 points and his approval rate is down 3 points, reports Gallup.
At the end of February, beginning of March (Feb. 27-Mar. 4), Obama’s numbers were almost the same, with a 45 percent approval and a 48 percent disapproval, according to Gallup. Overall for February, Obama’s average was 45 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval.
For comparison, during the approximate same time in their first terms, according to Gallup, President Ronald Reagan had a job approval of 54 percent (Mar. 16-19, 1984); President Bill Clinton had a job approval of 52 percent (Mar. 15-17, 1996); and President George W. Bush had a job approval of 53 percent (Mar. 26-28), 2004.
The numbers for the President Obama poll are based on a three-day rolling average and these latest numbers are for the period March 12-14. To get its results, Gallup conducts telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.