It was just last summer that President Obama's economic approval rating was a very low 26 percent. Obama must be doing something right, or at least it must appear that way to more people, because now 38 percent of Americans are happy with the way he's handling the economy. Granted, this number is still low: 59 percent of people do not approve with his economic strategy. Obama's overall approval rating is at 47 percent—which is likely thanks to positive feelings about his national defense and foreign affairs strategies. Gallup notes that the country's economic mood is on the rise, which will probably continue to boost the numbers.
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