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President Obama’s approval numbers are climbing

Obama at KU
Obama at KU

President Barack Obama’s job-approval jumped three points in the last quarter, giving him the best quarterly job approval rating since mid-2013, Gallup reports.

Obama's job approval averaged 46.4 percent in the 25th quarter of his presidency. That’s a jump of 3 percentage points from the previous quarter, according to Gallup.

His disapproval score stood at 49.6 percent, meaning that more Americans frowned on his performance than smiled on it.

Still, for the president, the positive trend is welcome news. It’s also welcome news to Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee who needs a popular president from her party and a robust economy to boost her prospects in 2016.