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As of July 2015, President Obama’s public approval rating was 44%, down significantly from his starting approval of 62%. To be fair, Obama still has around a year left in office, so his approval rating is far from final. But few presidents leave the White House more popular than when they entered.

So how does Obama stack up to the modern presidents when it comes to popularity?

Using data from Real Clear Politics and the Roper Center, InsideGov found the average approval ratings for the modern U.S. presidents (FDR onward). We also provide an overall breakdown of each president’s approval to gauge how public support shifted over time.

We’ll start with the least popular president and work our way to the most popular presidents in modern U.S. history.

*Note: We found the monthly approval ratings for each president and averaged them to get our final number. Job approval ratings for presidents were first introduced during FDR’s presidency.

#13. Harry Truman

Average Approval Rating: 42.6%

On average, President Truman was the least popular modern U.S. president. Truman’s popularity mostly fell due to the Korean War and high inflation. Interestingly, history has been kinder to Truman, with polls consistently ranking him as one of the 10 best presidents.

Truman Overview

Approval High: 87%, June 1945
Approval Low: 22%, Feb. 1952

#12. Gerald Ford

Average Approval Rating: 45.78%

Public support for Ford dissipated when he pardoned Richard Nixon a month into his presidency. Although he left office with a climbing approval rate, Ford was still unable to win re-election.

Ford Overview

Approval High: 58%, Sept. 1974
Approval Low: 37%, Jan. 1975

#11. Jimmy Carter

Average Approval Rating: 45.78%

Remarkably, Jimmy Carter ties with Ford, with an average approval rating of 45.78%. Carter entered the White House on a wave of popularity, promising to steer Washington away from the scandal-filled presidencies of Ford and Nixon. However, Carter was soon overwhelmed by high inflation, an energy crisis, war in Afghanistan and a hostage situation in Iran.

Carter Overview

Approval High: 72%, March 1977
Approval Low: 28%, June 1979

#10. Barack Obama

Average Approval Rating: 47.46%

President Obama assumed office under challenging circumstances. The U.S. had troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the economy was in a full-on recession. Obama’s approval ratings recovered slightly after his re-election, but fell to a new low following the 2013 government shutdown.

Obama Overview

Approval High: 63%, Feb. 2009
Approval Low: 39%, Nov. 2013

#9. George W. Bush

Average Approval Rating: 47.48%

Bush’s approval rating jumped after the 9/11 terrorist attacks but quickly plummeted in the following months. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the onset of the Great Recession, prevented Bush’s popularity from rising again.

Bush Overview

Approval High: 86%, Oct. 2001
Approval Low: 24%, Oct. 2008

#8. Richard Nixon

Average Approval Rating: 49.89%

Nixon’s approval ratings were fairly high for the majority of his presidency. That changed after the Watergate Scandal broke. Nixon currently has the lowest exit approval rating of any U.S. president at 24%.

Nixon Overview

Approval High: 67%, Nov. 1969
Approval Low: 24%, Jan. 1974

#7. Ronald Reagan

Average Approval Rating: 52.84%

Although Reagan ranks as the seventh most popular president in terms of approval ratings, his presidency has been more favorably viewed in history. In fact, in a 2013 Gallup poll, Reagan scored as the second best modern U.S. president, only behind JFK. Reagan’s lowest approval rating occurred in the midst of an economic recession in the early 80s.

Reagan Overview

Approval High: 68%, May 1981 and May 1986
Approval Low: 36%, Jan. 1983

#6. Lyndon B. Johnson

Average Approval Rating: 54.75%

Following JFK’s assassination, Johnson was abruptly thrust into the presidency. Johnson’s popularity remained above 50% during his first two years in the White House, but then declined more sharply with the beginning of the Vietnam War and civil unrest in the U.S.

Johnson Overview

Approval High: 77%, Feb. 1964
Approval Low: 35%, Aug. 1968

#5. Bill Clinton

Average Approval Rating: 54.8%

Unlike most presidents, Clinton’s approval ratings actually increased over his presidency. Although his popularity took a hit after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in 1998, Clinton still left office with a higher approval rating than when he started.

Clinton Overview

Approval High: 67%, Feb. 1998
Approval Low: 41%, June 1993

#4. George H. W. Bush

Average Approval Rating: 60.1%

Bush gained popularity for his focus on foreign policy. The American public largely supported the end of the Cold War and Bush’s approval ratings spiked to a new high following the Persian Gulf War. By the end of his presidency, Bush struggled to deal with a slow economy and lost re-election to Bill Clinton.

Bush Sr. Overview

Approval High: 84%, March 1991
Approval Low: 30%, July 1992

#3. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Average Approval Rating: 64.49%

Approval ratings were only polled for the last seven years of Roosevelt’s presidency. During this time, FDR’s approval rating never fell below 50%, as he navigated the end of the Great Depression and World War II.

Roosevelt Overview

Approval High: 84%, Jan. 1942
Approval Low: 51%, Aug. 1938 and Feb. 1939

#2. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Average Approval Rating: 64.9%

Eisenhower’s approval ratings remained fairly strong during his first term, never dipping below 50%. Although his popularity took a hit during his second term, Eisenhower still left office with the majority of Americans supporting him.

Eisenhower Overview

Approval High: 78%, Nov. 1955 and Dec. 1956
Approval Low: 49%, March 1958

#1. John F. Kennedy

Average Approval Rating: 70.53%

Kennedy served in office for 2.8 years. His approval rating never fell below 55% during that time. Although he assumed office during a period of racial unrest and international instability, the young president from Massachusetts used his charisma and idealism to win over the public.

Kennedy Overview

Approval High: 80%, April 1961 and March 1962
Approval Low: 56%, Sept. 1963