This page analyzes Barack Obama's presidential approval ratings using unconventional methods. Check back often for updates.
About Simon's Presidential Index: We measure presidential approval ratings using a model based on the Tiebout Hypothesis, which contends that people reveal preferences through their habits. In this case, we observe key search trends patterns to gauge the intensity of people's approval or disapproval of the president's job performance. Search data are from Google Trends.
*A positive rating indicates majority approval; a negative rating indicates majority disapproval.
**Adjusted because of low search volumes.