What's behind a presidential approval number?

ABC News' Rick Klein and FiveThirtyEight's Geoffrey Skelley explain.

1/23/2022 12:32:00 PM

According to data agency Gallup, a presidential approval rating is a simple measure, yet a very powerful one that has played a key role in politics for over 70 years.

ABC News' Rick Klein and FiveThirtyEight's Geoffrey Skelley explain.

.Because the president's performance is a general view of their performance, there are multiple numbers from different polls that examine his execution."As a general rule, you should never go off of just one poll … one poll might have a certain methodology used that differs a bit from another one," Skelley said.

Skelley examines presidential approval ratings for FiveThirtyEight, a sister company of ABC News."It's best to average them because that gives you sort of the most holistic view of what all surveys are saying," he added.If there is a drastic change in the average number, it generally represents that people are reacting to a situation that occurred. If there's not much difference, Skelley said it can be cataloged as"noise."

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