Poll: Obama’s job approval at highest point in three years
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More Americans now say President Obama is doing a good job than at any other point in almost three years.

Fifty percent approve of Obama’s performance as chief executive, according to Gallup's most recent weekly survey, released Thursday.

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Obama's job approval rating ticked up 5 points since the beginning of the year. It's also 3 points higher than the average of his weekly ratings for his seventh year in office, Gallup added.

Obama is now in the middle of the pack among other modern presidents during their final March in the Oval Office.

Obama outperforms former President George W. Bush, for example, who received a high of 32 percent in March 2008.

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWith Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska MORE, meanwhile, earned 63 percent in March 2000, while former President Ronald Reagan earned 52 percent in March 1988.

Gallup surveyed 3,563 adults from Feb. 28 to March 6. Its new survey has a 2 percent margin of error.