Presidential Approval Ratings Data

On this page you can see the public approval ratings of the U.S. presidents during their terms of office. This data is based on a representative sample of the public’s answer to this question:

Do you approve or disapprove of the way [first & last name] is handling his job as President?

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president that used this sort of approval data. It has become a much more common data collection practice in more recent decades, as you can see from the charts below.

Democratic Party representatives are color-coded blue. Republican Party representatives are color-coded red.

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php

Data from the American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/popularity.php