F&M Poll: Obama’s Approval Bounces Back to 51%

Pennsylvanians like President Barack Obama.

The latest Franklin and Marshall Poll has the 44th President’s approval rating at 51% against a 48% disapproval rating.

That’s a significant improvement from last month, when his approval fell to 45%. This month’s results, though, are just a point off from his July numbers which were the best since his honeymoon period.

Digging deeper, 22% believe Pres. Obama is doing an excellent job and 29% think he’s doing a good job. On the other hand, 33% think he’s doing a poor job while 15% say it’s only been a fair job.

President Obama also remains far ahead of his predecessor, George W. Bush:


This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College on behalf of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs. They surveyed 813 registered Pennsylvania voters, including 496 likely voters, from September 28th to October 2nd. The margin of error is +/- 4.8% for the registered voters results and +/- 6.1% for the likely voters results.

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  1. So with a +/- 6.1% margin or error for likely voters – the ones everyone looks at in polls, since they’re the one likely to cast a ballot for someone – Obama could still be underwater (just look at the oversampling of Democrats).

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