President Barack Obama has received a boost in the polls over the last month, according to a new survey Wednesday.
Forty-seven percent of respondents approved of the president’s job performance, compared to 49 percent who disapproved, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The margin of error for the poll is 2.1 percent.
This is a bump from the last Quinnipiac poll, taken on Oct. 5 when 41 percent approved and 55 percent disapproval rating.
Obama’s re-election chances also edged up, with 47 percent of respondents saying he deserved to be reelected, up from 42 percent in October. Still, 49 percent would not like to see him reelected, down from 54 percent a year ago.
Meanwhile, Obama leads possible Republican challengers by five to 16 percentage points in head-to-head matchups, beating Romney by five, Cain by ten, Gingrich by fifteen and Perry by sixteen.
The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 2,294 registered voters on Oct 25-31, and has a margin of error of 2.1 percentage points.
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