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Obama’s Approval Rises In Superstorm Sandy’s Wake

KYLE LEIGHTON NOVEMBER 3, 2012, 9:12 PM 13932

President Obama has seen a boost in his job approval ratings in the past week as the nation has dealt with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s favorability has hit a rough patch following almost a month of gains.

The shifts come with the the election just days away and could mark a late turn in a campaign that has drawn on for two years.

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Since Oct. 28, a national tracking poll by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling has shown Obama’s job approval making a net gain of 6 percentage points. PPP is also the only national poll tracking a similar metric for Romney, his favorability rating, on a daily basis. During the same period, Romney’s favorability has dropped by a net 7 points.

Other daily tracking polls have also shown Obama making similar gains. Republican-leaning Rasmussen showed a 5-point net boost since its Monday poll. A daily ABC News/Washington Post poll has put Obama’s approval rating at 50 percent or above in nine of the 12 editions through Friday, and at 49 percent on the three other days.

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/obama-approval-superstorm-sandy.php

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