Obama sees small upturn in approval following State of the Union

From Talking Points Memo:

The Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll is registering its highest level of strong support for President Obama in months. At the same time, the number of poll respondents saying they “strongly disapprove” of the job Obama is doing has dropped to it’s lowest level since Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s old seat in Massachusetts Jan. 19. According to the pollster, the shift came after Obama’s State of the Union address last week.

The latest numbers from Rasmussen’s rolling poll of 1500 likely voters shows 35% “strongly approve” of the job Obama is doing as president. The last time the number was that high was in June. The day before Obama’s State of the Union, it was 27%. On the opposite end of the spectrum, 39% strongly disapprove of Obama’s performance in the latest results. That’s down from 42% before Obama’s address to the nation.

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