President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMullen: 'National security issues do not wait' for presidential transitions Is Trump headed to another campaign or to a courtroom? With the Chang'e 5 launch, China takes a giant leap forward in the race to the moon 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.