U.S. President Barack Obama holds a joint press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, not seen, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2015.
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By Sam Frizell
October 19, 2015

A slim majority of the public approves of President Barack Obama’s job performance, according to a new poll that shows his approval rating at a 30-month high.

According to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll, 51% of the public approves of the Obama Administration while 45% disapprove, the best numbers for the President the poll has registered since May 2013.

The past few months have seen several success for the Obama Administration, including achieving a nuclear deal with Iran and the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the Affordable Care Act. The country has also seen a continuing decline in unemployment and low gas prices.

The latest poll, however, may be an outlier: other recent polls show him with even or underwater approval ratings, and the Real Clear Politics polling average for the month of October shows him with a 45.3-to-50.3 approval-disapproval rating.

[Washington Post]

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