Barack Obama Approval Rating Highest in Three Years

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Just a month after the election, the President Barack Obama approval rating is at the highest it has been in three years, surprising, with all the “fiscal cliff” arguments that the Republicans keep making. His rating is at 53 percent for registered voters; the poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Last time approval was that high was in Summer of 2009. It seems, at least so far, that Obama not only is doing what he said he would do after the election, but voters are behind him on what he is doing.

Barack ObamaThe disapproval rating was 40 percent, but the net is the best it has been in over a year. A majority of those disapproving are likely stilted Republicans who are still hoping that somehow there has been a mistake and that there will be a voter recount so that Mitt Romney can become their president. Well, you may as well get used to the truth, because that’s isn’t going to happen.

In the poll, 58 percent of those surveyed said that they are optimistic about Obama’s second term as president. The poll was conducted between November 28th and December 3rd, and there are other polls showing similar results as well, with the Barack Obama approval rating at 52 and 54 percent with Gallup and Rasmussen respectively.

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