The poll, which also contained some revealing measures relating to the fiscal cliff, found that Obama's 53 percent approval rating is at its highest point since it hit 57 percent on July 2, 2009. Only 40 percent disapprove, the lowest since the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
"Nothing like winning an election to boost your job approval. President Barack Obama hasn't had a score this good since his 52-40 percent approval rating May 5, 2011, right after the death of Osama bin Laden," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.