PRINCETON, N.J., April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's job approval rating for his ninth quarter in office finished on a low note, the Gallup organization said.
Polling by Gallup indicated the president's average job approval rating of 43 percent the week of April 11-17 was his lowest for the quarter that began Jan. 20 and ended April 19.
He also recorded his lowest 3-day average of 41 percent twice in April, on the 12-14 and the 13-15, Gallup found.
Gallup said comparatively Obama's ninth-quarter job approval average of 46.78 percent ranked in the lower range for elected U.S. presidents.
It was better than Ronald Reagan's (38.8) and Jimmy Carter's (41.2) but about the same as Bill Clinton's (45.7).
Richard Nixon was the only other elected president with a ninth quarter job approval rating lower than 50 percent.
Results for Obama's ninth quarter in office were based on telephone interviews of 89,803 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia Jan 20-April 19.
Gallup said the poll carries a marginal rate of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.