Gallup: Obama approval ratings most polarized in US history

Gallup: Obama approval ratings most polarized in US history

A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows that former President Obama's approval ratings are easily the most polarized in modern American history, with Democrats rating him highly and Republicans rating him poorly.

"Throughout his presidency, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMontana governor raises profile ahead of potential 2020 bid Trump was right to ditch UN’s plan for handling migrants Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ MORE averaged 83% job approval among Democrats and 13% among Republicans," reports Gallup. "That 70-percentage-point party gap in job approval ratings easily eclipses the prior high — 61 points for George W. Bush. 

"All other presidents had party gaps of 55 points or less." 

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Gallup found that, from President Eisenhower through President Carter, the average party gap was less than half of Obama's at just 34 points.
The huge party gap findings come on the heels of Gallup's November poll showing 77 percent of Americans perceiving the nation as divided, an all-time high. 

The same poll showed 49 percent believing President Trump will do more to divide the country, while 45 percent view him as a uniter.