Obama’s Approval Rating Increases to 55 Percent

US President Barack Obama speaks to US troops at Fort Lee, Virginia, September 28, 2016. The United States will send about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said. / AFP / SAUL …
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Barack Obama’s approval rating reached 55 percent in October, a four point increase from September, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll.

Forty-four percent don’t approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency, a decrease from September 1 to September 4, when 48 percent disapproved.

Fifty-three percent of men surveyed approved of Obama, while 45 percent disapproved. Fifty-six percent of women approved of Obama, while 43 percent disapproved.

Among whites, 47 percent approved of Obama, while 52 percent disapproved. Only 29 percent of white evangelicals approved of Obama, while 70 percent disapproved. Forty-four percent of whites without college degrees approved of Obama, while 56 percent disapproved.

Among all college graduates, 60 percent approved of Obama while 38 percent disapproved.

Among non-whites, 70 percent approved of Obama, while only 28 percent disapproved. Among blacks, 86 percent approved of Obama while merely 12 percent disapproved.

Not enough Hispanics were surveyed to assess their approval or disapproval of Obama.

Among those polled who were between the ages of 18 to 34, 65 percent approved of Obama while 32 percent disapproved. Among those aged 65 years and older, 47 percent approved of Obama and 53 percent disapproved.

The poll surveyed 1,501 adults from September 28 to October 2, 2016, including 1,335 registered voters. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percent.