October 21, 2013
Obama's Job Approval Declines to 44.5% in 19th Quarter
Three-percentage-point decline in approval from previous quarter
by Jeffrey M. Jones
PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama averaged a 44.5% job approval rating during his 19th quarter in office, a decline of more than three percentage points from his 18th quarter. That is one of the largest quarter-to-quarter declines of his presidency, behind a nine-point drop in his third quarter and a six-point drop in his 11th quarter.