It’s President Obama’s highest ratings since winning re-election in 2012! In addition to a fantastic job the president has done, maybe the prospects of a Trump presidency is also adding to Obama’s positive poll numbers.
Fifty-one percent of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared to 46 percent who disapprove.
The last time more than half of the electorate gave Obama a thumbs up in the poll was in January 2013, when Obama took the oath of office after his successful re-election campaign against Republican Mitt Romney. His approval rating sunk as low as 40 percent before the 2014 midterm elections but subsequently rebounded, particularly since primary voting in the 2016 presidential race got underway at the beginning of this year.
Obama’s approval rating remains dismal with self-described Republicans, who disapprove of his performance by an 88 percent to eight percent margin. It’s nearly the inverse image for Democrats, who approve of the job Obama is doing by 88 percent to 11 percent. And more than half – 54 percent – of independents give Obama high marks, compared to 44 percent who do not.0