Fifty-four percent of American adults approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, according to Gallup's daily tacking poll released Thursday.
That's not only Obama's high-water mark for 2012, it's also his highest approval rating in Gallup's tracking since November of 2009. It also shows 42 percent give Obama negative marks for his job performance, matching his lowest disapproval rating for 2012. Gallup's previous four releases this year that showed only 42 percent disapproving of Obama all came in September.
The tracking period for Thursday's release was Oct. 1-3.