(NEWSDAY) — President Barack Obama’s job approval reached a 15-month high during the Democratic National Convention this week, according to a Gallup poll.
The poll, conducted Tuesday-Thursday and released Friday, found that 52 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, up 3 percentage points from the previous survey, conducted Monday-Wednesday. In the latest poll, 43 percent disapproved of the job Obama is doing, down from 45 percent.
Obama’s job approval hadn’t topped 50 percent in the Gallup survey since a poll conducted June 21-23. The latest approval numbers are the president’s highest since a survey conducted May 29-June 1, 2011, in which Obama registered a 53 percent approval rating.