Obama's approval rating hits new high of 57 pc, finds poll

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Washington, Dec. 19 (ANI): President Barack Obama's approval rating has reached 57 percent, according to a new poll.

According to the CBS News Poll, this marks Obama's strongest rating in the poll since the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

His rating in the poll is up from October, when a pre-election poll found 50 percent of voters approving of the president's performance.

The CBS poll, which focused on the fiscal cliff negotiations, also found that 37 percent of those surveyed think the country is on the right track, down from 40 percent in September.

According to the Huffington Post, other polls have shown Obama's popularity rising in recent weeks.

An Associated Press-GfK released earlier this month also found the president's approval at 57 percent, up 5 points from a pre-election poll.

And in a Quinnipiac University survey, the president's approval rating reached 53 percent, a three-year high for the president in the university's poll. (ANI)