April 6th, 2009
04:05 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama approval remains high

 Obama's approval rating stands at 66 percent.
Obama's approval rating stands at 66 percent.

(CNN) – As he wraps up a week-long trip abroad that drew positive headlines across Europe, President Barack Obama's approval rating remains high at home, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday.

Obama draws a 66 percent approval rating in the latest CNN poll, a number that has remained statistically unchanged over the last month. That number is based on positive ratings from virtually all Democrats; two-thirds of Republicans disapprove of what the president has done in office so far.

"Polls indicate that Americans aren't blaming Obama yet for current economic conditions, so his rating remains robust despite the recession," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In addition, a fairly successful overseas trip usually helps a president win over a few converts."

The poll, which surveyed 1,023 Americans, was conducted between April 3-5 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus three point


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  1. Not the truth!

    "George Bush had higher all-time ratings than Osambo will ever have."

    ha ha ha ,,, Bush ratings were in the middle 20's for years and making fun of the President's name reflects more on you than on him. Post again when you can make an intelligent comment.

    April 6, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Greg Smith, Clifton Heights PA

    Obama is the worst President ever . All those who voted for this disaster are in the denial stages now, in time you will will accept the reality of this President and realize what mistake you made in voting for this guy.

    April 6, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. big papa

    Take that TRAITOR Cheney!

    ...time to extradite Dick Cheney to the Hague...

    ...or dispose of him otherwise...

    April 6, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. arithmetic is liberal

    And yet 95% of all AM talk radio in this country is focused far-right?

    Where is the free market operating there?

    I think it's high time to examine the concept of a Fairness Doctrine.

    April 6, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Glennis

    So what has he done other than put us in unsurmountable debt for the rest of our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren? Wait until his grand ideas all kick in and see how much support he has left.

    April 6, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. Vince

    Eric – Bush NEVER had ratings as high as Obama except for immediately after 911 when the country was united in tragedy (probably the last time we will ever be united).

    April 6, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. arithmetic is liberal

    John in Ohio April 6th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

    Shame that the Limbaugh Lunatics are so much noisier then their numbers actually reflect.

    Fringes, or the 'Silent Majority' as they like to be called *cough*, will always be louder than the vast middle.

    April 6, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. regarding ralph's comment

    excuse me but the treasury had prior power when bush gave secretary paulson billions before he left office. don't be hating on obama, because i think the truth is you really didn't vote for him. swallow the bitter pill, he is our President. like it or not, and you can't touch him!

    April 6, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. Down with Obama

    Obama has lost my support. He is a big government radical. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

    April 6, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. Shooky

    Don't worry Democrats, you'll get CHANGE... as in you'll CHANGE your mind about Obama as jobless levels continue to rise and the money in your pockets becomes less and less.

    April 6, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Valentino Rossi

    GREAT JOB MR. PRESIDENT!
    We're proud to have you leading us.
    Cannot think of anyone better in charge of cleaning up the mess that cowboy and his thugs left our country in country.
    Feels GREAT to be PROUD again!
    Thanks you Mr. President. Best of luck rest of the way.

    April 6, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. YBM

    Carl from MI April 6th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

    Of course his approval rating is sky high… for some strange reason, our nation's citizens actually like having an INTELLIGENT person running the country!! So does the rest of the world!!
    ------------------------–
    Bush actually has a higher IQ than Obama.

    April 6, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Vince

    Lauren – GM went crawling to the goverment for a bailout! Why shouldn't there be a little house cleaning and regulation by the entity BAILING THEM OUT!?!? How can you possibly think this means all of us will be told how much we can earn and where we should work? Are you really that ignorant, or are you just trying to raise the ire of us thinking people?

    April 6, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Change in America

    Obama doing a great job especially the G-20 summit we need a President who let other countries know that we are there friend not there enemies keep up the good work President Obama..

    Vote Republicans out the office 2010 and 2012

    April 6, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Simmy

    No other candidate that ran, would have been able to deal with the issues facing President Obama, with the intelligence and confidence that he possesses. High points for his aplomb on his trip, and great praises for First Lady Michelle, for her "IT" factor. Much love to them........

    April 6, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. Ethel from Florida

    What a great president !

    April 6, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. arithmetic is liberal

    Carl from MI April 6th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

    You now need to bring more than anti-abortion, tax-cuts-for-the-rich, the death-tax and gay-bashing ideas to the discussion table.

    That's the problem with putting all your eggs into the single-issue voting basket. Because those single issues are only important until the big single issue [ECONOMY] comes up.

    April 6, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  18. Napoleon Complex

    Phoenix 86 - What the hell are you talking about? Bush took record surpluses and turned them into record deficits. He ruined our military and caused thousand of soldiers to die based on false intelligence. Too bad you can't see past your own misguided ideology, but it's a relief to the rest of us that our reputation in the world is being restored. Your guy and your philosophy failed miserably. Accept it and move on.

    April 6, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. Kevin B

    April 6th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

    Obama is the worst President ever . All those who voted for this disaster are in the denial stages now, in time you will will accept the reality of this President and realize what mistake you made in voting for this guy.

    The above statement, is written by a person, who doesn't even realize his pockets have been picked by the previous administration as the majority of americans have; i.e. declining 401K's and retirement plans gone along with declining housing values.

    Yet he rants about Obama being the worst president ever. News flash "Greg Smith" President Obama is trying to fix the mess left by GWB and his crew of incompetent bandits.

    Poor uninformed soul..........LMOA again.

    Go aheadMr Obama, no ones mad but the devil.

    April 6, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. Laura

    I was so excited to vote for Obama in November, but I figured he'd disappoint me a lot as soon as he got in office. What's been surprising to me is how little he's disappointed me so far. He's kept a lot of his promises already, and watching his trip overseas this week, it's so great to have a president we can be proud to have representing us on the world stage again. Keep up the good work, Mr. President!

    April 6, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. Mari

    Typical far-right comments....... what else is new??? As I tell my children, jealousy takes many forms!

    I too, am proud to have a brilliant, articulate, fair-minded, president! The last 8 years of GOP rule were painful to say the very least!

    BRAVO PRESIDENT OBAMA............... AMERICA IS BEHIND YOU!

    April 6, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  22. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Fairly successfull trip? Are you crazy. Europe loves our new President. And Michelle is just the talk of the town anywhere you go. Before it's all said and done, President Obama will be in the top 5 of American Presidents.

    April 6, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Tiger75

    President Obama has far surpassed all of my expectations in his short time in office so therefore he is doing a great job. The plan that he have to get this economy back working for the country will work we have to remember this is something that have been going on for the last 8 years.

    April 6, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. feeling irie

    obama is the real deal.

    April 6, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. Reiner Ficker

    It kind of stange that all these former GOP members are comming out of the woodwork.
    Must be one of two reasons.
    They want to be ellected for the next term
    or
    They were made to be quiet by the former administration by taking their freedom of speech away.

    April 6, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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