After starting strong in a period of national mourning after JFK’s assassination, LBJ’s approval ratings slipped consistently as his disapproval ratings climbed.
Presidential Approval Ratings
Perhaps more than any other single data point, presidential approval ratings help tell the story of a presidency.
Nixon’s Presidential Approval Ratings
Despite the strongly negative view a large majority of Americans held of Nixon towards the end of his presidency, his average across his whole presidency was held up by strong approval ratings in the first years of his presidency.
JFK’s Presidential Approval Ratings
President John F. Kennedy enjoyed very high public approval ratings compared with most modern presidents.