President Obama's job approval ratings appear to be increasing right around the time when the country has been dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, reports Talking Points Memo. Right-leaning Rasmussen puts Obama’s approval rating at 51percent to 49 percent, when last Sunday that split was 47 percent to 52 percent, points out Business Insider. The number of voters who “strongly approve” of the president’s job performance soared seven points since Tuesday, according to Rasmussen. For its part, the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling has shown a jump of six percentage points in Obama’s job approval since late last month.
Although pollsters caution it’s impossible to know at this point how much this increase has to do with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, polls have consistently shown voters are happy with the way Obama has dealt with the crisis. In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of likely voters, nearly 70 percent said they approved of how Obama has dealt with the storm, while 15 percent disapproved. Among voters in the Northeast, the approval rating was at 75 percent.
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