According to the latest Franklin & Marshall poll, Pres. Obama’s approval rating has hit 42%, his highest number since May 2013.
Of that 42%, 13% say the President is doing an “excellent job” while 29% say it is a “good job”. Meanwhile 57% disapprove, with 18% saying he’s doing a “fair job” and 39% a “poor job”.
Historically, President Obama is pulling away from President George W. Bush.
Broken down by demographic, President Obama received a positive job rating from the following groups: Extremely Liberal (84/15); Slightly Liberal (83/17); Democrats (70/29); Nonwhites (69/29); Philadelphia residents (64/35); Religiously unaffiliated (59/40); Allegheny residents (55/45); Single, never married (54/45); Non-gun owners (53/46); Not currently married (52/47); Southeast residents (52/48); and Moderates (49/49).
Finally, 50% of respondents have a favorable view of Barack Obama, his best rating since October 2013.
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 985 registered Pennsylvania voters from February 13th to February 21st. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.