Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Which President of the United States has gotten the highest approval rating?

Besides Obama, since he has not completed much of his term.

Mhm.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Highest approval rating

    George W. Bush holds the record with 90% (9/21-22/2001 -- after the September 11 attacks).

    George H. W. Bush is second highest, with 89% (2/28/-3/3/1991 -- after the Persian Gulf War).

    Harry S Truman is third highest, with 87% (6/1-5/1945 -- after V-E Day).

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is fourth highest, with 84% (1/8-13/1942 -- after Pearl Harbor).

    Lowest approval rating

    Harry S Truman holds the record, at 22% (2/9-14/1952 -- during the Korean War).

    Richard Nixon is second lowest, with 24% (7/12-15/1974, 8/2-5/1974 -- during Watergate).

    George W. Bush is third lowest, at 25% (10/3-5/2008, 10/10-12/08, 10/31-11/2/08 -- during the Late 2000s recession).

    Jimmy Carter is fourth lowest, with 28% (6/29-7/2/79 -- during the Iran hostage crisis and ensuing Operation Eagle Claw).

    Lowest maximum approval rating during the president's time in office

    Richard Nixon holds the record with 67% (1/26-29/1973).

    Ronald Reagan is second lowest with 68% (5/8-11/1981).

    Barack OBAMA is third lowest with 69% (1/22-24/09).

    Bill CLINTON is fourth lowest with 73% (12/19-20/1998)

    Highest minimum approval rating during the president's time in office

    Barack Obama holds the record with 57% (6/21/2009) so far...

    John F. Kennedy is second highest with 52% (9/12-17/1963)

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is tied for third place with 48% (8/18-24/1939)

    Dwight D. Eisenhower is tied for third place with 48% (3/27-4/1/1958)

    Gerald Ford is fourth highest with 37% (3/28-31/1975)

    Highest disapproval rating

    George W. Bush holds the record with 71% (10/10-12/2008, 4% undecided).

    Harry S Truman is second highest, with 69% (1/6-11/1952, 9% undecided).

    Richard Nixon is third highest, with 66% (1/4-7/1974, 10% undecided).

    George H.W. Bush is fourth highest, with 60% (7/31-8/2/92, 11% undecided).

    Highest average approval rating

    John F. Kennedy holds the record with 70.1%.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is the second highest with 66%.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower is third highest, with 65%.

    Barack Obama is fourth highest with 63%. so far...

    Lowest average approval rating

    Harry S. Truman holds the record with 45.4% (12/11-16/1952).

    Jimmy Carter is second lowest at 45.5% (12/5-8/1980).

    Gerald Ford is third lowest with 47.2% (12/5-8/1976).

    Richard Nixon is fourth lowest with 49% (8/1974).

    (WHAT?? No Bush? Exactly!)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bush right after 9/11. Obama has seen his highest ratings. It's all down from here on until we get a new President. His "hope and change" isn't working too good for everyone I know.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bush had 90% approval after 9/11. I doubt Obama will ever come close to that.

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  • midget
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    1 decade ago

    Wait when the economy straightens out and we bomb north korea and every country wants to cooperate with us again, i think Obama will have the highest ever!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    George Washington. He is the only President unanimously elected to the office.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    BUSH!!!!

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