56%: Obama's Approval Soars to 3-Year High

December 21, 2012 - 1:09 PM

President Barack Obama

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.

In the three-day tracking period that ended on Dec. 19, 2012, Obama's approval was 56 percent. That was up 2 points from the 54 percent approval Obama enjoyed in the three-day period that ended on Dec. 18.

In fact, Obama's approval climbed 6 points in three days from the 50 percent approval he had in the period ending on Dec. 16.

In Gallup's three-day tracking period that ended on Nov. 7, the day after the national election, Obama's approval was only 49 percent.

The last time Obama's approval went as high as 56 percent was in the three-day period that ended Oct. 12, 2009.

Throughout all of 2010 and 2011, Obama's approval never went higher than 53 percent; and at no time since 2009, until now, had it gone higher than 55 percent.