Most Read: Politics

Read In

Now Viewing: People from around the country looking at Post Politics section

See what's being read across the country ›
Behind the Numbers
Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010

Trend on presidential approval among independents

Political independents are again front-and-center in the latest analyses of new Post-ABC polling data (here and here), and a look back to data of yore show President Obama facing the highest recorded one-year disapproval rating among this key group.

Among independents at one-year-mark:

            Approve   Disapprove
Obama         49%         49%	
G.W. Bush     81          15
Clinton       52          36
G.H.W. Bush   77          21
Reagan        58          34
Carter*       51          32
Ford          49          34
Nixon         62          24 
Johnson       63          22
Kennedy       72          14
Eisenhower    75          13

*Reagan through Obama from Post-ABC; 
Carter and previous from Gallup.

By  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010

Categories:  The Independents

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company