Gallup: Obama's polling better than Bush, Clinton at mid-March

President Barack Obama's approval rating is better than both of his predecessors at the middle of March in the first years of their administrations, according to data released by Gallup on Monday.

The chart says it best:



Obama is slightly outperforming Bush (58 percent to 61 percent) and performing significantly better than Clinton (61 percent to 53 percent).

Gallup writes that, after early spikes, Obama's job approval appears to have leveled off and is consistently around 60 percent. Obama support comes largely from Democrats.



The Gallup tracking poll is conducting by combining three days worth of data from rolling surveys taken daily. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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