Obama’s Approval Rating Up Since Convention

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  • According to the Gallup daily tracking poll, Obama has received a 52 percent approval rating. The data was taken from interviews conducted on September 4-6.  This is the highest approval percentage reported for Obama on the Gallup tracking poll since May 2011, just after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    The latest results represent a seven percent point increase in Obama’s approval rating from 45 percent, which was retrieved from Gallup’s previous three-day sample conducted on September 1-3. Each sample is based on interviews with roughly 1,500 adults and has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percent.

    Gallup also shows an uptick for Obama in their tracking of the presidential vote preference question. Results released Friday show Obama with a 3-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney (48 to 45 percent). That result represents an upward movement of just a single percentage point for Obama and a single point down for Romney, but it is the first change in Gallup’s numbers in 9 days.

    From Aug. 28 to Sept. 5,Gallup has shown Obama ahead of Romney by a single percent point (47 to 46 percent).

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