In a new Washington ABC Poll, President Obama’s approval has risen to an impressive 51%. Impressive, considering the nature of his opposition – people who have no problem making up stuff about him and his policies just to keep his numbers down.
The movement in his ratings — which we would emphasize has not yet been verified in other public polls — has been slight on a month-to-month basis. But his ratings have moved in a positive direction in two consecutive Post-ABC surveys. In May and July, Obama’s ratings were more negative than positive, with 45 percent to 46 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving of his performance. That tipped the other way in September, to 49 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval. And that slight shift has continued in the latest survey.