Barack Obama enters his last few months in office with the highest approval rating since early 2013 after his re-election. Beginning this year, Obama has frequently had an approval at 50 percent, with more Americans approving his job performance than disapproving.
That is very good news for the Democratic nominee. Presidential approval, along with the direction and state of the economy, are considered the most powerful predictors in the success of extending a party’s control of the White House into a third term.
latest WSJ/NBC News poll. Even among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, Clinton’s favorability rating has declined perceptibly since November due to a barrage of criticism from Bernie Sanders and a string of primary and caucus losses (Gallup).
Donald Trump, of course, is seen even more negatively, with 65 percent having an unfavorable view of him (WSJ/NBC News).
See Los Angeles Times: Donald Trump is bad news for the GOP, but he’s great for Obama