Obama Averages 47.9% Job Approval as President | Gallup: Only Truman, Ford, Carter had lower averages as president
Final job approval rating of 59% among the highest for presidents
Obama ratings avoided extreme highs, lows
WASHINGTON, D.C -- Barack Obama finished his tenure as president with a 47.9% average job approval rating. He ranks below eight presidents and ahead of only three -- Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Harry Truman -- in Gallup's polling history.
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