After President Obama was re-elected in November of 2012, the American people finally knew the direction that the country would be going in over the next four years. After a decisive victory over Mitt Romney, President Obama's approval rating has continued to rise to record levels.
According to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, 60 percent of the American people have a favorable opinion of President Obama and his presidency, the highest approval in over three years. Only 37 percent disapprove of President Obama while three percent had no opinion. Of his core base, 87 percent of self identified "liberals" approve of the president, up 17 points from the same time last year. Americans between the age of 18-39 overwhelmingly support President Obama, with 66 percent standing by the president compared to only 29 percent who don't.
President Obama's standing with women continues to be strong as 64 percent of women approve of his presidency. Men are now supporting the president more than they have in the past, with 55 percent having a favorable opinion of him.
With President Obama's recent strong stance and push for immigration reform, a new Gallup poll shows the president's approval at 70 percent among Hispanics. The 70 percent approval is on par from the 65-75 percent approval range leading into the 2012 election when President Obama sparred with the anti-immigration rhetoric of Mitt Romney and the Republican party.
While the next four years will be difficult for President Obama as he continues to deal with a divided congress, he should know that an overwhelming majority of the American people have his back.