After a few polls seemed to suggest rising gas prices were taking a toll on President Obama’s approval rating, some new numbers have put him back in positive territory. An Ipsos/Reuters poll and a new Pew poll have the president’s approval at a solid 50 percent. The Huffington Post reports.
Although two polls released Monday suggested that President Barack Obama’s approval rating might be dropping, several surveys released Tuesday and Wednesday have found that rating remains steady.
A new Pew poll, released Wednesday morning, found approval of Obama at 50 percent and disapproval at 41 percent. That’s slightly better than Pew’s February poll, when the firm found his approval rating at 47 percent and his disapproval rating at 43 percent. The improvement was within the poll’s 3 percentage point margin of error.
An Ipsos/Reuters poll, released Tuesday evening, also found 50 percent of respondents said they approved of Obama, while 48 percent said they disapproved. That’s essentially unchanged from the last Ipsos/Reuters poll in early February, when a survey found 48 percent approved of Obama’s performance and 49 percent disapproved.
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