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PRESIDENTIAL SURGE Obama Approval Rises Dennis Brack, Pool / Getty Images

Obama Approval Rises

This isn’t what Republicans want to hear right now. More Americans now approve of President Obama’s job performance than disapprove, according to a new Gallup poll: 47 percent of Americans now approve of Obama’s job performance, a 5 percent boost since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey. Meanwhile, the number of Americans who disapprove of Obama’s job performance has gone down to 45 percent—a drop of 5 points.

December 26, 2011 5:01 PM