Fifty-seven percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing and his party is viewed far more favorably than the Republican Party, according to a poll from CBS News released Tuesday evening.
Obama's approval rating is the highest it's been in the CBS poll since the killing of Osama bin Laden in May of 2011. Thirty-seven percent disapprove of the job the president is doing. Obama's party, meanwhile, earn far more positive marks than the Republican Party: 51 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, compared with just 31 percent who have a favorable opinion of the GOP.
Polls have consistently shown Obama's approval rating above 50 percent since he defeated Mitt Romney in the November election. The PollTracker Average reflects the president's post-election bounce.