Obama's Favorable Rating Highest Since 2013

| by Sean Kelly
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President Obama’s popularity with the American public is at its highest level since 2013, according to a new Gallup poll.

According to the poll, Obama’s favorable rating is currently a 53 percent, up four points since March and the best since his 58 percent rating in September of 2013. According to Gallup, a President’s favorable ratings “are distinct from approval of his performance,” as job approval ratings “tend to be lower.”

Obama’s favorable rating saw an 11 point increase, and is a far cry from a low 37 percent last fall. Predictably, 90 percent of Democrats viewed President Obama favorably while only 13 percent of Republicans said the same.

The President's approval ratings, according to Gallup, are still relatively low – with only 43 percent approving of his job performance.

The Gallup poll was conducted amongst 1,024 adults throughout the country from May 6 to May 10, and the poll has a margin of error of 4 percent.

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Sources: CNN, Gallup

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