How does Obama compare to other presidents who spent their sixth Christmas in the White House?
According to Gallup polls, President Obama is tied with President Reagan’s approval rating at the 6-year mark in office, at 48 percent.
President George W. Bush was at 37 percent at this time in his presidency.
Only Harry Truman (33 percent) was lower (for December 1950). Texan Lyndon B. Johnson was at 44 percent after his party suffered setbacks in the 1966 election.
Ronald Reagan polled at 48 percent in December of 1986. The best in the survey include Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (57 percent), despite his own party’s struggle in the 1958 election, and Bill Clinton, who had a whopping 67 percent despite impeachment woes.