Just In Time For The Election, Newsweek: "Obama Approval Rating Jumps, Democrats Close Enthusiasm Gap"

Clip from Newsweek just posted today, supposedly Barack Obama's approval rating jumped from 48% to 54%. I ain't takin' the bait on this one, especially from Newsweek, there is nothing to suggest that the enthusiam gap has been 'closed' by the Democrats...To me this is Newsweek trying to create the image of momentum for Obama and the Democrats

(Notice the picture Newsweek used)

"Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply.

The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican, President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010

The new survey also offers a morsel of evidence that Democrats’ strategy of gaining an edge among early voters might be succeeding.
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