President Barack Obama's favorability rating has climbed after re-election to its highest point in years, mirroring his uptick in approval rating after winning re-election.Obama's favorability has reached 58 percent in a Gallup poll released over the weekend, his best mark since a July 2009 reading found him at 66 percent. Overall, he has lost 10 points of favorability since first being elected in 2008 — and 20 points since his inauguration.
At its low point, the president's approval rating had ticked below 50 percent in late 2010.
The favorability measure is another step in what appears to be a well-rounded post-election bump for the president. Last Monday, Obama's approval rating in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll hit 54 percent, its highest in more than three years.
Via Greg Russak