February 4th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
By CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Which president, in recent history, had the most polarizing second year in office?
The answer: President Obama, according to a fresh analysis.
Gallup compared Obama's second year approval numbers – from January 2010 to January 2011 – against figures from the second year of other presidents. It reports that an average of 81 percent of Democrats approved of the president, while only 13 percent of Republicans approved, on average. That's a 68 percentage point gap in party ratings - higher than the gap faced by any other president in his second year.
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