Gallup: Obama First Year Most Polarizing of the Last 10 Presidents

Presidents approval ratings gap (the chart is the approval rating difference that Republicans give Obama vs. what Democrats give Obama)

PRINCETON, NJ -- The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton.

Obama vs. the other Presidents

Here's one of those ads that candidate Obama ran in 2008 saying he "doesn't want to pit red America against blue America"