WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s approval rating is on the rise – thanks to an improving economic outlook and strong backing from young people.
An Associated Press-Gfk poll shows that half of those questioned say they approve of the job Obama is doing. That’s the highest approval rating since 2013.
The climb coincides with a slight apparent increase in people’s optimism about the economy.
The poll shows young people and Democrats give Obama the biggest boost. Fifty-five percent of people under age 50 gave Obama good marks – up 10 percentage points from February.
Among Democrats, the number went from 80 percent to 86 percent.
The poll of 1,076 adults was conducted online March 31-April 4. It has a sampling error for all respondents of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.