Historic! Obama Now Least Liked Living President

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:09 am

His favorable rating  is at 47%, five points below the hapless Jimmy Carter, and that doesn’t even take into account his current rating of 40% and unfavorable of 55%.

Americans view each of the four former living presidents more positively than negatively, while giving Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush higher favorable ratings than George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. Current President Barack Obama has a net-negative favorable rating.

Americans' Favorable Ratings of Living U.S. Presidents

The younger Bush’s current favorable rating is likely lower than other former presidents’ ratings because his term, marked by job approval ratings well below 40% during his final two years in office, is the freshest in Americans’ minds.

Though Carter left office with similarly poor job approval ratings, his lower favorable ratings today are mostly attributable to one in six Americans not having an opinion of him. That includes 36% of those younger than 30, all of whom were born after Carter left office in 1981. The only other time Gallup measured opinions of Carter with this question format, in 2007, 69% rated him favorably, 27% unfavorably, and 4% had no opinion.

If the media was even remotely balanced we surmise Clinton’s ratings would be much lower considering the foreign policy mess Bush 44 inherited, namely Clinton’s refusal to go after Osama bin Laden. But the media has done yeoman’s work to help cover up that indelicate fact. Still, it says plenty that despite the ongoing media love affair with Obama most Americans consider him a joke.

4 Responses to “Historic! Obama Now Least Liked Living President”

  1. looking closely on 24/24/14 at 9:34 am

    Of course Obama has the lowest approval rating; he’s the one actually in office now. I think a more relevant comparison here would be between Obama and the other living presidents *at the same time during their respective terms*.

    Also, it seems likely that, like Carter, Obama will have plenty of time post-presidency to rehabilitate his ratings.

  2. GrassMudHorsey on 24/24/14 at 10:34 am

    Pffft- find the poll sampling splits, and I’d wager they oversampled dumbocrats and undersampled Republicans- leading to earflaps the ignorant staying above the mystical magical 40% approval line. But if memory serves, gallup stopped showing internals loooooong ago. Hide the decline, and all that.

    As for comparing approval between lord golfsalot with others during similar points in their presidency- they did that over at hot air a few days ago- earflaps was tied or a bit below W at the same times in their presidencies, and that is with 7 years of sycophantic msm lunacy propping up the mincer in chief.

  3. sound awake on 24/24/14 at 11:34 am

    a couple of things of note:

    1. this is a gallup poll so in all likelihood his favorability rating is more like 44 or 45

    2. he is this low with the friendliest news and media coverage EVER given a sitting potus ie if they were even half as hard on this guy as they were on bush he would be in the 20s or even teens (eg when bush was potus he could have WALKED across the potomac and the media would have said “yeah he had to walk across it because the idiot doesnt know how to swim”)

  4. eagle1 on 24/24/14 at 11:56 am

    I would say that it is more like 27% because liberals are born liars and they would defend their mothers rapist if it suited their agenda. Polls sample dems, dummies, liars and libs.
    They are: People of The Lie