Approval Ratings: A Powerful Measure of the Public's View of Their President

September 23, 2017 12:58 AM
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Presidential job approval is a simple yet powerful measure of the public's view of the president's job performance at a particular time. It is important because it helps summarize how people are feeling about their president and measures the ability of the president to get things done. But it also has other implications, says Gallup's Editor in Chief Frank Newport, in an interview with VOA's Jela De Franceschi.