Barack Obama

Obama Favorability Jumps to Three-Year High

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President Obama's favorability has jumped to a three-year high in the week following his reelection, with 58 percent of Americans now saying they have a positive opinion of the president.

The number represents a three-point improvement for the president since a similar survey conducted by Gallup in the days immediately preceding last week's presidential election. And it is Obama's highest mark since July 2009, when two-thirds of respondents said they had a favorable opinion of the president. 

Obama's all-time high point was a 78 percent favorability rating shortly after his inauguration in January 2009.