President Obama's approval better than Carter's or Bush's
Gallup finds that President Obama averaged 46.8% job approval during his 14th quarter in office.
“The recent and continuing improvement in his approval rating, though, is a positive sign for his re-election prospects, but it remains below the 50% level that virtually assures a president of a second term in office. Obama appears in much better shape now than the two recently elected presidents who were denied a second term — Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush — both of whom averaged below 40% approval their 14th quarters in office.”