President Obama Approval Rating Jumps to 52 Percent After Democratic Convention

Gallup’s daily tracking poll:  President Obama gets a bounce of sorts after the Democratic convention, with his approval rating jumps to 52 percent with a 43 percent disapproval rating. The tracking poll surveyed 500 Americans per night over the three-day convention. This is a major jump for President Obama because he was running neck and neck with Mitt Romney in other national polls.

Obama approval rating after Democratic convention
President Obama Approval Rating Jumps to 52 Percent After Democratic Convention (Gallup Poll)

Daily Kos:  After holding a steady 47-46 lead for eight long days in the Gallup daily presidential tracker, today’s numbers shockingly moved when Pres. Barack Obama extended his lead to 48-45.


  • The below might explain how Gallup’s poll managed to come up with such a great “Obama’ bounce”
    The “brown shirts are coming, the brown shirts are coming!” Apparently Obama/Axelrod, if they don’t like your poling data now simply call up the United States Department of Justice and have them sue you, just ask Gallup-see below article
    Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller (TheDC), show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.
    After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face.
    TheDC is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to protect them from potential retaliation from Obama’s campaign and his administration.
    In April, Axelrod tweeted that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was “saddled with some methodological problems,” directing his Twitter followers to read a National Journal story criticizing Gallup polls showing a Romney lead.
    In that National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein wrote that the polls showing Romney leading the president had “a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012.”
    Internally, Gallup officials discussed via email how to respond Axelrod’s accusations. One suggested that it “seems like a pretty good time for a blog response,” and named a potential writer.
    In response to that suggestion, another senior Gallup official wrote — in an email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup” — that the White House “has asked” a senior Gallup staffer “to come over and explain our methodology too.”
    Folks, welcome to Venezuela

    • Jim Mouradick — There are other polls that have reached the same conclusion as Gallup. So, no, David Axelrod didn’t twist the arms of all pollsters.

  • BusyBee

    President Obama after the convention was over people were saying that you didn’t present a clear vision for the future over the next 4 years regarding the Deficit, Job Creation, Healthcare, Housing, etc., rising prices of fuel and gas. I thought that you had led out the plan in 2008 and with the magnitude of everything that had to be done you were asking for more time. But, it appears that a lot of people are still confused about your plans for this nation maybe you need to reiterate your ideas. A lot of people are blaming you for this huge deficit although the cost of fighting 2 wars is mostly the blame but, I don’t think that the people just don’t get it.

    • BusyBee — Judging from the convention bounce, people are viewing Obama as the lesser of two evils.