After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling the presidency.
And his overall ratings are bolstered by increasingly positive reviews of his treatment of race relations and the economy.
The new poll shows Obama’s approval rating up five points since a May survey, when just 45% approved of the job he was doing as president and 52% disapproved. The poll marks the first time his approval rating has been at 50% or higher since May, 2013, and only the second time in that stretch that his disapproval rating has fallen below 50%. It currently stands at 47%.
The margin of sampling error for all adults is +/- 3 percentage points.
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