AJC poll: Barack Obama is going out on a high note in Georgia

President Barack Obama. AP/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama. AP/Carolyn Kaster

For someone who lost Georgia twice, Barack Obama is leaving office with surprising popularity among Peach State voters.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found that 50 percent of Georgia voters approve of the outgoing Democrat. That includes a slim majority of voters who identify themselves as independents, a bloc that tends to vote conservative in Georgia.


It’s also on par with past AJC surveys. The newspaper’s October poll found he had 49 percent approval rating and a 50 percent favorable rating in August.

His successor has more work to do. About 45 percent of voters gave Donald Trump a favorable rating, though that’s up from the high-30s level he tallied in the last two surveys.

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Dale Meeks
Dale Meeks

You would have to be high to think obama was a good president.

Teresa Nichols
Teresa Nichols

I live in Georgia we don't want him here hell no

Ken Wats
Ken Wats

As long as he is going we dont give a funk how.

Mike Steele
Mike Steele

Are these the same pollsters that said Hillary would be the next president?

Ari T Gosa
Ari T Gosa

Say what you want, for the rest of YOUR LIFE YOUR TAXES will pay his PRESIDENTIAL PENSION!! HA!!

Sheryll Smalley
Sheryll Smalley

Another poll rigged. There's absolutely no way he can go out with 50% approval in GA. First you would have to make sure everyone votes & every vote counts. Any fool can poll 100 people from anywhere and if 50% of them agree with you, then you've got 50 people not a whole state that agree. After the last 8 years of elections & polling none can be trusted because everything was corrupt.

Becky Williams
Becky Williams

I was very excited when he was elected, and with his presidency had hopes of there being a better America; over the years he has been in office, those hopes were sadly dimmed.

Melissa Zanone
Melissa Zanone

Who the hell are they polling because this facade is delusional and ADORABLE!! Maybe we should give him a Peach Shaped medal to awards him for winning this false as hell award. \U0001f644\U0001f644\U0001f644

Ronda McCarty
Ronda McCarty

No he's not. The Majority in Georgia voted for Trump. Obama is evil, vile, islamic leader who has done his best to divide our country. I will be glad for the day I never have to see or hear about America's Worst President ever

Betty Ellis
Betty Ellis

Read all of these posts and tell us Georgia is a purple state and most likely of all states to change to blue.

Betty Ellis
Betty Ellis

Don't know where the AJC is polling to get this conclusion.

Richard Hough
Richard Hough

I don't care if he goes on a high or low note, just as long as he goes.. Bye.

Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier

Isn't there another medal he can award himself for this?

Charlotte Rooks
Charlotte Rooks

Stopped that racist paper many yrs ago! Pure trash! They never changed!

Richard Cowan
Richard Cowan

Only in some sections most are glad the Obama's are gone

Wayne Schlund
Wayne Schlund

And ajc poll, that leftwing rag, what a joke

Marsha Maynard
Marsha Maynard

I am a lifelong Georgia resident..and proud of it! So how dare you presume to know what this resident thinks.

Diana DeVault
Diana DeVault

I don't believe this. Yes, there are some followers, but it's not the majority.

Valerie Hall
Valerie Hall

White people please stop calling people criminals. That's your history !!!

Kat Sullivan Pope
Kat Sullivan Pope

Ajc don't make us rank you up there with the New York times.....You know the fake news

Trevor Dudzik
Trevor Dudzik

Are these the same polls that said Hillary was leading Georgia? Lmao you can always tell when a Delusional Lefty is writing the article!!!

Casey Moye
Casey Moye

Product of non creditable FAKE NEWS!

Bill Russell
Bill Russell

AJC is crazy! Your not talking to people outside of Atlanta. He was the worst president since I've I was born in 1957!

David G. Tippens
David G. Tippens

Yep, the polls and surveys said Hillary was going to win, too! They probably polled people in John Lewis' 5th District.

John Woods
John Woods

On a High Note with Commies, Marxists and Socialists...

Tommy Heard
Tommy Heard

NOT IN MY HOUSE \U0001f198\U0001f198\U0001f198

Crystal Clinton
Crystal Clinton

@AJC, you didn't poll rural Georgia, did you.....You know, where @Donald Trump got his votes.....which made it a completely red state.....

Marion Baker
Marion Baker

Only way he would be on a high note in Ga would be on a golf course on top of a big hill !