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President Barack Obama’s job approval back to 50 percent — in one poll, at least


These are brighter days for President Barack Obama.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has his job approval back at 50 percent, a benchmark number for American presidents.

The 50 percent score is Obama’s best mark in the Post-ABC surveys since May 2013.

Why? The U.S. economy, for sure. All this is another reminder of just how closely tied economic performance and presidential approval remain.

The presidential bump appears to be coming from Democrats, Hispanics, moderates and 18-29 year olds.