Obama approval rating at highest point since reelection
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President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team The Memo: Biden looks for way to win back deflated Black voters 6 in 10 say they would back someone other than Biden in 2024: Fox News poll MORE’s approval rating has reached its highest point since December of 2012, when he had just won a second term in the White House. 

A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday found that 50 percent of voters approve of the job the president is doing, against 43 percent who said they disapprove.


That’s the highest rating Obama has garnered in the survey since December of 2012, when he registered a 53-40 split.

A plurality of voters, 44 percent, said Obama’s policies have boosted the economy, against 38 percent who say he’s hurt the economy.

However, only 21 percent said Obama’s policies have helped their personal finances, compared to 33 percent who said they’ve experienced personal financial harm under his administration.

The Quinnipiac survey found that while Obama is personally popular, the Democratic brand has suffered under his leadership. 

Only 35 percent of voters have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, compared to 56 percent who view it negatively.

Voters also have an overwhelmingly negative view of the GOP, although Republicans do better than Democrats, posting a 38-50 split.

That’s the best score for Republicans since November of 2014, when the party flipped the Senate. That was also the last time Republicans outscored Democrats on favorability in the Quinnipiac survey. 

“President Barack Obama’s final score card is a passing grade overall, but barely,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Are the GOP's favorability scores an endorsement of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE’s change agent status? It could well be that despite Obama’s largely positive exit numbers Americans say it’s time to turn the page.”

A strong majority of voters – 72 percent – say they are dissatisfied with the direction of the country. Only 27 percent say they’re satisfied.

The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,071 voters nationwide was conducted Nov. 17 and Nov. 20 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error.