Scott Rasmussen has released some data that lists President Obama and his approval ratings by month since his inauguration. The table on Rasmussen’s website rounds the percentages off to the nearest percentage point. I have decided to list the percentages with relatively exact numbers.

Below you will find four tables. These tables track the approval index as well as the overall approval for the following categories:

Overall
Men
Women
Independents

Please look at the data and give us your thoughts as to what is driving these approval numbers.

Please notice that the tables list the months in reverse order. This makes last month on top of the list.

These percentages include an average of the daily percentages (3-day averages) for any given month. This does not create the exact percentages, however they are extremely close to the monthly averages.

The four-week averages that are tracked at the Top-Line post are the exact averages for that four week period.



Monthly Poll Results

Overall

July updated up to and including 7/31/10

Month Approve Disapprove Strongly App. Strongly Disapp. Approval Index
July ’10 45.49% 53.84% 26.12% 43.12% -17.00%
Changes ↓ 0.16% ↑ 0.23% ↓ 0.21% ↑ 1.27% ↓ 1.48%
June ’10 45.65% 53.61% 26.33% 41.85% -15.52%
Changes ↓ 0.63% ↑ 0.80% ↓ 1.12% ↑ 0.80% ↓ 1.92%
May ’10 46.28% 52.81% 27.45% 41.05% -13.60%
Apr ’10 47.19% 52.07% 30.32% 41.32% -11.00%
Mar ’10 46.01% 53.31% 26.64% 41.77% -15.13%
Feb ’10 46.51% 52.54% 25.84% 40.00% -14.17%
Jan ’10 46.90% 52.36% 26.41% 40.60% -14.19%
Dec ’09 46.02% 53.08% 26.49% 40.75% -14.26%
Nov ’09 47.48% 51.60% 28.27% 39.79% -11.51%
Oct ’09 48.35% 50.77% 29.58% 38.56% -8.98%
Sep ’09 48.86% 50.35% 30.99% 39.07% -8.09%
Aug ’09 49.06% 50.22% 30.79% 38.85% -8.06%
Jul ’09 50.83% 48.08% 29.87% 36.85% -6.98%
Jun ’09 54.90% 44.20% 34.23% 31.63% 2.60%
May ’09 56.64% 42.33% n/a n/a n/a
Apr ’09 55.40% 43.54% n/a n/a n/a
Mar ’09 56.33% 42.51% n/a n/a n/a



Monthly Poll Results

Men

July updated up to and including 7/31/10

Month Approve Disapprove Strongly App. Strongly Disapp. Approval Index
July ’10 40.52% 58.73% 23.74% 48.22% -24.48%
Changes ↓ 0.65% ↑ 0.59% ↓ 0.70% ↑ 1.31% ↓ 2.01%
June ’10 41.17% 58.14% 24.51% 46.94% -22.47%
Changes ↓ 1.37% ↑ 1.14% ↓ 0.22% ↑ 1.07% ↓ 1.34%
May ’10 41.34% 57.64% 24.73% 45.87% -21.13%
Apr ’10 42.74% 56.54% 27.06% 46.49% -19.43%
Mar ’10 42.04% 57.11% 24.91% 45.98% -21.07%
Feb ’10 42.07% 56.74% 24.14% 44.77% -20.63%
Jan ’10 43.23% 56.24% 24.87% 44.95% -20.08%
Dec ’09 41.49% 57.55% 23.96% 46.12% -22.16%
Nov ’09 42.82% 56.44% 25.76% 45.18% -19.42%
Oct ’09 45.18% 53.92% 27.97% 42.08% -14.11%
Sep ’09 44.97% 54.05% 27.93% 43.09% -15.16%
Aug ’09 44.89% 54.51% 27.84% 43.49% -15.65%
Jul ’09 46.35% 52.53% 27.88% 41.45% -13.57%
Jun ’09 51.68% 47.44% 31.86% 34.44% 2.58%



Monthly Poll Results

Women

July updated up to and including 7/31/10

Month Approve Disapprove Strongly App. Strongly Disapp. Approval Index
July ’10 50.03% 49.32% 28.47% 38.57% -10.10%
Changes ↑ 0.30% ↓ 0.22% ↑ 0.37% ↑ 1.31% ↓ 0.94%
June ’10 49.73% 49.54% 28.00% 37.32% -9.16%
Changes ↓ 0.96% ↑ 1.04% ↓ 1.85% ↑ 0.61% ↓ 2.30%
May ’10 50.69% 48.50% 29.85% 36.71% -6.86%
Apr ’10 51.09% 48.16% 33.12% 36.76% -3.64%
Mar ’10 49.57% 49.89% 28.20% 38.00% -9.80%
Feb ’10 50.46% 48.78% 27.35% 35.70% -8.35%
Jan ’10 50.16% 48.90% 27.76% 36.70% -8.94%
Dec ’09 49.97% 49.19% 28.69% 36.07% -7.38%
Nov ’09 51.54% 47.39% 30.46% 35.07% -4.61%
Oct ’09 51.17% 47.92% 30.84% 35.25% -4.41%
Sep ’09 52.29% 47.09% 33.65% 35.52% -1.87%
Aug ’09 52.72% 46.46% 33.55% 34.70% -1.15%
Jul ’09 54.85% 44.09% 31.60% 32.72% -1.12%
Jun ’09 57.53% 41.49% 36.16% 29.12% 7.04%



Monthly Poll Results

Independents

July updated up to and including 7/31/10

Month Approve Disapprove Strongly App. Strongly Disapp. Approval Index
July ’10 37.16% 61.95% 17.02% 48.44% -31.41%
Changes ↓ 0.34% ↑ 0.19% ↓ 0.47% ↑ 1.94% ↓ 2.40%
June ’10 37.50% 61.76% 17.49% 46.50% -29.01%
Changes ↓ 0.08% ↑ 0.54% ↓ 0.91% ↑ 0.19% ↓ 1.10%
May ’10 37.58% 61.22% 18.40% 46.31% -27.91%
Apr ’10 39.68% 59.05% 22.03% 45.89% -23.86%
Mar ’10 39.34% 59.68% 18.49% 45.55% -27.06%
Feb ’10 37.91% 61.12% 18.08% 45.72% -27.64%
Jan ’10 39.11% 60.32% 18.69% 45.52% -26.83%
Dec ’09 37.40% 61.67% 17.51% 46.74% -29.23%
Nov ’09 39.47% 59.19% 19.22% 45.33% -26.10%
Oct ’09 39.68% 59.28% 20.68% 43.40% -22.72%
Sep ’09 37.94% 60.02% 20.57% 45.33% -24.76%
Aug ’09 39.81% 58.97% 20.42% 44.72% -24.29%
Jul ’09 41.93% 56.81% 19.76% 43.29% -23.53%
Jun ’09 48.31% 50.13% 24.20% 34.54% -10.34%
May ’09 48.36% 50.45% n/a n/a n/a
Apr ’09 47.34% 51.44% n/a n/a n/a
Mar ’09 47.40% 50.43% n/a n/a n/a