Over the last year – especially during the 2008 Presidential Elections – I’ve gotten weary of analyzing, normalizing, and aggregating disparate opinion polls in order to derive some semblance of accurate numbers. Fortunately none of us has to do that anymore on a regular basis. Pollster.com, by The National Journal, actually aggregates the results of all the major polls and surveys and presents them in a combined view that includes composite results and individual poll results.
I’ve decided to – in the wake of the recent flurry of articles about President Obama’s historical low approval rating – to start with that. Below is the aggregated national approval rating for President Obama. It’s an embedded flash application and so should reflect the most current polls and ratings at any given time.
President Obama’s Overall Approval Rating
President Obama’s Aggregated Overall Approval Rating
To provide a better break-down of the support for- and approval of President Obama I’ve also included three (3) separate limited polls: one showing Democrat approval of President Obama, one showing Republican approval of President Obama, and one showing Independent approval of President Obama.
President Obama’s Approval Rating Among Democrats
President Obama’s Aggregated Approval Rating Among Democrats
President Obama’s Approval Rating Among Republicans
President Obama’s Aggregated Approval Rating Among Republicans
President Obama’s Approval Rating Among Independents
President Obama’s Aggregated Approval Rating Among Independents
I hope everyone finds these aggregated poll results of President Obama’s approval rating useful. I believe that they show a better picture of the real situation than any one poll would do.