The Polling Center: Obama's Job Approval in Texas

Heading into President Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, we thought it would be worth rehashing his approval numbers here in Texas. 

Since he took office, we’ve asked respondents 14 times, “Overall, how strongly do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has been handling his job as president?” What’s been remarkable about the time series is the stability of the results, whether looking at the entire sample (see below) or by partisanship.


If we remove the first data point (because it was right after his initial election and therefore ...

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