In a CNN Poll of Polls -- in which five non-partisan, live operator surveys are averaged -- Obama had a 41 percent approval rating and a 55 percent disapproval rating Thursday.
The polls included Gallup's daily tracking poll from Sunday to Tuesday, CNN/ORC International from Nov. 18-20, American Research Group from Nov. 17-20, CBS News from Nov. 15-18 and ABC News/Washington Post from Nov. 14-17, CNN said.
"Obama gets significant worse numbers than Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan did at this time in their second terms," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Clinton's approval rating was 59 percent in November 1997, and Reagan's figure was 65 percent in November 1985. But Obama is slightly outpacing George W. Bush, whose rating had fallen to 37 percent in November of 2005."
Since it was an average of multiple surveys, there was no sampling error for CNN's Poll of Polls.