Presidential Performance Ratings: A gender gap - which refers refers to differences between women and men - is evident in ratings of presidential performance. In general, women are less likely than men to evaluate favorably the job performance of Republican presidents, and women are more likely than men to evaluate favorably the job performance of Democratic presidents.
Question Wording: Note that responses categories of "Strongly Approve/Disapprove" and "Somewhat Approve/Disapprove" are aggregated in the table below.
1. Washington Post: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (Response categories: strongly approve, somewhat approve, strongly disapprove, somewhat disapprove)
2. CBS News/NY Times: Overall would you say that you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President? (Response categories: approve, disapprove, don’t know/refused)
3. Newsweek/Princeton and Gallup: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president? (Response categories: approve, disapprove, no opinion)