Obama gains with independents

Posted: January 21, 2011

WASHINGTON - President Obama is enjoying a surge in public approval as he marks the midpoint of his first term, with independent voters who were instrumental to Republican victories in last year's congressional elections beginning to swing back to the president.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Wednesday night showed Obama's job-approval rating at 53 percent, an 8-point jump from mid-December and his highest rating since July 2009. Surveys from CNN/Opinion Research and ABC News/Washington Post also put Obama's approval rating above the 50 percent threshold.

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