And I don't just mean congressional Democrats. New survey results from Gallup show that Congressional Democrats and Republicans have seen their approval ratings rise since President Obama's inauguration.

Let's go to the numbers.



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That's pretty obvious; both Republicans and Democrats have seen their job approval rise significantly since December. As Gallup notes: "These increases suggest that both parties have benefited perceptually from the change in government from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. And even though Republicans have largely opposed the popular new president's proposals since he took office Jan. 20, they still are viewed significantly more positively now than they were at the end of last year."

The Republican approval rate is the GOP's highest since October 2005, according to Gallup. Here's a trend graf for GOP approval:



And for the Democrats, its their best since November of 2003.



jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com