Barack Obama had the lowest approval rating of any president since WWII, which is pretty much how long they have been keeping score. His approval rating is barely above that of Jimmy Carter's and Gerald Ford, yet they were voted out of office and he was re-elected to a second term.
Go figure? Not really. Ford and Carter didn't have the media in their lap and on a short leash. Neither of them had a complicit media willing to overlook their failures and inadequacies. Both were left to be judged by the people unencumbered by the influences of a manipulative media.
Can the same be said of Obama. Nope! Barack Obama is the first president in American history to have his own private/public propaganda bureau and he is using it to the fullest extent possible.
President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama's first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton's. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.