Oct 10-16, 2016
Obama Approval 54% +2
Obama Disapproval 43% -2
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election

Daily, weekly and monthly updates on key indicators that provide context for the 2016 presidential election

In 1941, most Americans opposed the poll taxes still in force in the South. But residents in the eight states where the laws persisted still favored them.

Americans' views on how the justice system is handling crime have changed in the past decade. Less than half (45%) say it is "not tough enough," down from 65% in 2003.

U.S. leadership gets highest approval ratings, Russia lowest