Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President
President Obama campaigned
on a platform of uniting the
country, bring people together.
Instead the country seems more
divided, more partisan than ever
with very little middle ground.
The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton