President Obama Actually Has A Lower Approval Rating Than Frank Underwood
Barack Obama is not exactly a popular president these days. He currently has a 46 percent approval rating.
Fortunately for him, this is his last term in office. Unfortunately for him, his approval rating is lower than that of Frank Underwood, the fictional president from Netflix's "House of Cards."
According to a Reuters-Ipsos poll, 57 percent of "House of Cards" viewers approve of Frank Underwood.
The revolting President, played by Kevin Spacey, is (spoiler alert) a power-hungry murderer, and yet, his rating is 11 points higher than Obama's.
Of course, it's a lot easier to get approval when you're a fictional character played by a charismatic actor, but it still doesn't bode well for Obama.
Obama also trailed other TV presidents such as David Palmer from "24" (89 percent), Jed Bartlet from "The West Wing" (82 percent) and Fitzgerald Grant from "Scandal" (60 percent).
Maybe Obama should start banging on desks more.