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Victory bounce — Obama rating highest since 2009

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President Obama and Democrats are getting a post-election bounce in their favorability ratings, but Republicans are essentially unchanged, according to the latest Gallup polling.

Just over a week after winning a second four-year term, Mr. Obama’s rating is up 3 percentage points, to 58 percent — his highest rating since late 2009, when he was in his first year in office.

And Democrats as a whole have seen a huge 6-point jump, from 45 percent before the election to 51 percent now, Gallup said. That also marks the highest rating since late 2009 for the party.

The GOP isn’t seeing the same post-election bounce, however. Only 43 percent of Americans see Republicans as favorable after the election — a rate that’s held about the same for the last year.

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