Obama’s approval nears record high one day before election
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President Obama’s approval rating hit 56 percent in Monday in Gallup’s tracking poll

That's close to an all-time high. He was at 57 percent in mid-October, his highest approval rating since 2012. 

Obama sought to use some of that good will to boost Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCommunion vote puts spotlight on Hispanic Catholics Trump's biggest political obstacle is Trump The Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them MORE the campaign trail, just one day before Election Day. 


“Whatever credibility I've earned after eight years as president, I am asking you to trust me on this one,” Obama said Monday afternoon as he campaigned for Clinton, according to Politico

In October, the White House said Obama’s popularity may be soaring partly because voters are turned off by Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE

“I think the public appraisal of the president’s character is one that even in the most difficult times has been pretty durable, and I think people are reminded of that when they hear some of the rhetoric that’s uttered by the Republican nominee for president,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at the time. 

Updated 6:39 p.m.