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TODAY   |  April 30, 2014

Poll: Obama job approval rating up

A new poll reveals that President Obama’s popularity is on the rise, and so is his embattled health care law. Obama’s approval rating is at 44 percent.

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>>> president obama 's popularity is up slightly, and so is his embattled health care law , this according to latest nbc news-" wall street journal " poll. the president's approval rating is at 44%, that's up three points since march. still, though, 50% of those polled disapprove of the job the president is doing. americans are also responding more favorably to the president's health care law . 36% of people said it is a good idea, that's up 5% from last september. and former first lady barbara bush said the white house needed some fresh blood, saying "we've had enough bushes." with hillary clinton and jeb bush mentioned as possible frontrunners in 2016 , do you agree? 69% of people said yes, and more than the same two or three families should run.