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    Historical comparison[edit]
    President Obama has averaged an approval rating of 49.0% throughout his first four and a half years in office, putting his average approval on par with Richard Nixon (49.1%) and George W. Bush (49.4%). Historical Gallup Poll approval highs and lows for each President since 1937:[15][nb 1]
    Order    President    Highest Approval    Lowest Approval    High-Low    Highest Disapproval    Approval Average[15]

    44[16]
    Obama
    69 (January 22, 2009)    38 (August 22/27/29, October 6/13/17, 2011)    31    55 (August 27/29, 2011)    49.0 [17]

    43[18]
    Bush (G.W.)
    90 (September 21, 2001)    25 (October 31, 2008)    65    71 (October 31, 2008)    49.4
    42[19]
    Clinton
    73 (December 19, 1998)    37 (May 26, 1993)    36    54 (September 6, 1994)    55.1
    41[20]
    Bush (G.H.W.)
    89 (February 28, 1991)    29 (July 31, 1992)    60    60 (July 31, 1992)    60.9
    40[21]
    Reagan
    68 (May 16, 1986)    35 (January 28, 1983)    33    56 (January 28, 1983)    52.8
    39[22]
    Carter
    75 (March 18, 1977)    28 (June 29, 1979)    47    59 (June 29, 1979)    45.5
    38[23]
    Ford
    71 (August 16, 1974)    37 (March 28, 1975)    34    46 (April 18, 1975/November 21, 1975)    47.2
    37[24]
    Nixon
    67 (January 26, 1973)    24 (August 2, 1974)    43    66 (August 2, 1974)    49.1
    36[25]
    Johnson
    79 (February 28, 1964)    35 (August 7, 1968)    44    52 (August 7, 1968/March 10, 1968)    55.1
    35[26]
    Kennedy
    83 (March 8, 1962)    56 (September 12, 1963)    27    30 (September 12, 1963/November 8, 1963)    70.1
    34[27]
    Eisenhower
    79 (December 14, 1956)    48 (March 27, 1958)    31    36 (March 27, 1958)    65.0
    33[28]
    Truman
    87 (June 1, 1945)    22 (February 9, 1952)    65    67 (January 6, 1952)    45.4
    32[29]
    Roosevelt
    84 (January 8, 1942)    48 (August 18, 1939)    36    46 (May 22/29 1938/November 07, 1938)   

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