47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush: President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll.
That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term.
It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent).
Gallup, in an analysis released Friday, published the average approval rating for all twelve presidents who have served since World War II.
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