Gallup shows large upswing in Obama approvals

According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer, reports Politico.

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The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans now say they approve of the way that President Obama is handling his job. This is a 5 percent improvement since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey and marks the first time the president’s numbers have been in positive territory since July. The number of Americans who say they disapprove of Obama’s job performance has fallen to 45 percent, down 5 points from Dec. 16-18.

The trend lines are good news for President Obama’s team, with his Gallup numbers slowly climbing this month. It’s too soon to draw sweeping conclusions, but it seems that the standoff with House Republicans over the payroll tax cut did no damage at all to the president — and a further climb in the polls could mean that the White House won a significant public relations victory during the payroll tax cut debate.

What are your thoughts?  Do you believe the Gallup results to be accurate?

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3 Responses to Gallup shows large upswing in Obama approvals

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    December 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Good ole’ Gallup!! This is encouraging.

  2. PatB Reply

    December 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Yay Gallup!! Still not sure what BHO did that was significant enough to cause such a rise in the Gallup.

  3. Peter Ustinov II Reply

    December 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    The time is long past when Obama’s numbers take on meaning. He let down all of us who voted for him. He let down America. Gallup polls be damned.

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