Poll: Obama leaves office with 58 percent favorability
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President Obama will leave the White House with a 58 percent favorability rating, a new poll finds. 

A Gallup poll conducted two weeks before Obama leaves office found that more than half of Americans view the president favorably.

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Obama reached his peak favorability rating of 78 percent before his own inauguration in January 2009, according to Gallup. He averaged 53 percent favorability over his two terms in the White House.

Obama’s final marks before he leaves office exceed that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who departed with a 40 percent favorability. Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWith Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska MORE had a 57 percent rating before he left office, just one point less than Obama’s. George H.W. Bush left the White House in January 1993 with a 62 percent rating.

Gallup first began measuring presidential ratings using the favorable vs. unfavorable format in 1992.

First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaFormer presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush Melania Trump takes White House staffers who knew Barbara Bush to funeral George HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy MORE has her husband beat. She leaves the White House with a 68 percent favorability, the same mark she entered the White House with, according to Gallup.

Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Biden to decide on White House run at end of year Stormy Daniels’s 'View' is incorrect MORE also leaves the White House with a higher rating than the president — 61 percent of Americans have a positive view of Biden.

Gallup’s survey was based on interviews conducted January 4-8 of a random sample of 1,032 adults. The poll has a 4 point margin of error.