Obama’s favourability finally gets boost following midterm election “shellacking”: Poll

November 10th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): In the wake of what he described as a Democratic “shellacking” in last week’s midterm elections, US President Barack Obama’s favourability rating is experiencing a slight increase, according to a recent Gallup poll.

According to the CBS News, 47 percent of respondents of the poll, which surveyed 3,583 random adults from November 5-7, gave Obama a positive approval rating, up four points from a Gallup poll taken before the post-midterm period.

In a November 3 Gallup survey taken “in the three days prior to and including Tuesday’s midterm elections,” Obama polled at 43 percent favourability. He was at 44 percent favourability in a Gallup poll released Nov. 1.

On October 27, a CBS News/New York Times poll had put the President’s approval rating at 45 percent, the paper said.

Gallup notes a number of possible reasons for the recent increase, including Obama’s post-election speech in which he “struck a mostly conciliatory tone,” a highly publicized trip to India, a better-than-anticipated jobs report, and a market surge late last week. (ANI)

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