A majority of registered voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of President Barack Obama for the first time since the spring, according to a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post released Wednesday.
The poll shows that 52 percent of American voters view Obama favorably, compared with 45 percent who view him unfavorably. That represents a marked turnaround from the previous ABC/WaPo survey released a week ago and conducted before the Democratic National Convention, which showed Obama's favorability rating under water. It's also the highest mark for Obama's popularity since mid-April, when an ABC/WaPo showed the president's favorability rating at 54 percent.
Mitt Romney, meanwhile, continues to nurse a low level of personal popularity, with 44 percent viewing the Republican nominee favorably and 49 percent viewing him unfavorably. Romney has battled a negative favorability rating in each ABC/WaPo poll since early January.
The PollTracker Average currently mirrors Wednesday's poll, with Obama boasting a favorability rating of 52.4 percent that has been trending up over the last month.