CBS poll: President Obama's approval rating at 57 percent

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at its highest rate since the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011; 57 percent, according to a CBS News poll released Tuesday.

This is also up from from a pre-election poll in October when the president was down to 50 percent.

Still, 37 percent of those surveyed believe the country is headed in the right direction, which is down from 40 percent in September.

The poll surveyed 1,179 US residents between December 12 and December 16. There is a 3 percent margin of error.

An Associated Press Gfk that came out earlier this month also shows Obama’s approval rating at 57 percent as well.

Quinnipiac University’s poll released this week has the president’s approval rating at 53 percent, which is a three-year high in their survey.

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