Even Gallup’s polling is showing President Obama’s growing momentum. According to the Gallup Daily Tracking poll, President Obama’s job approval rating has risen to a nineteen month high. By margin of 50%-45%, those surveyed approve of the job that President Obama is doing.
Obama job approval chart via Gallup:
Ten days ago, more Americans approved than disapproved of the president for the first time since 2013. The latest Gallup poll is Obama’s first 50% approval rating in the Gallup poll since June of 2013. Last week’s ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that the president’s job approval rating had increased by nine points in a month. The ABC News poll found that the positive changes in the president’s job approval rating were directly related to the economy. The ABC poll found the highest level of approval of the economy since 2007.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is openly complaining that Obama is ignoring the results of the midterm election, but the polling is evidence that the White House is correct to ignore the election. Obama has gotten more popular since he began taking executive action and going on the offensive after the election. President Obama’s State Of The Union address has also helped his standing with the public.
The president is countering many of the unpopular positions of congressional Republicans by standing up for the middle class, workers, Hispanics, and more benefits for families. Obama has taken control of the national agenda and put Republicans on the defensive. The polling demonstrates that the more aggressive agenda setting coming from the White House is popular with many Americans.
Obama is enjoying a late in his presidency resurgence. America is moving on from the dark years of war and recession, and President Obama is finally getting appreciation for his years of work on behalf of the country.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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