President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah The massive messaging miscues of all the president's men (and women) 'Car guy' Biden puts his spin on the presidency MORE will come to Washington in January with the backing of a vast majority of Americans, a new approval poll found Tuesday.

79 percent of Americans told a CNN/Opinion Research poll they approved of the way Obama has handled his transition. 18 percent expressed disapproval.

The poll represents a slight uptick in support for Obama since last month, when 75 percent of Americans told the same poll they approved of Obama's job performance.

The latest poll, conducted December 1-2, has a three percent margin of error.