The latest Franklin & Marshall poll shows Barack Obama’s numbers slowly yet steadily rising.
Altogether, 40% approve of the job the President is doing with 14% saying he’s doing an “excellent job” and 26% a “good job”. On the other hand, 60% disapprove with 42% stating the President’s done a “poor job” and 18% responding that it has been “only a fair job”.
While these numbers aren’t exactly setting the world on fire, they are the President’s best since May 2013 and are considerably better than his predecessor’s at a similar point in time.
Broken down by demographic, President Obama received a positive job rating from the following groups: Extremely liberals (84/16), Philadelphia residents (81/19), Slightly liberals (73/26), Nonwhites (73/27), Democrats (68/31), Allegheny residents (64/36), other, unaffiliated religion (53/47), under 35 years-old (52/48), not a gun owner (52/48), Single, never married (51/49), and Females (50/49).
Finally, the President’s favorability rating is at 47% (28% strongly, 19% somewhat) with his unfavorable rating at 48% (41% strongly, 7% somewhat).
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 614 registered Pennsylvania voters from October 19th to October 25th. The margin of error is +/- 3.9%.