President Obama's numbers are back on the rise in Ohio after falling rapidly in recent months, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
In July, the president's approval in the hard-hit state was measured at 49 percent, down 13 points down from May. In Quinnipiac's latest survey, Obama is back up to 53 percent.
The poll also found a general uptick for Democrats in Ohio over the summer, evidencing itself in higher approval ratings and slightly stronger showings for the party's candidates for the U.S. Senate.
"Perhaps it's because the poll was taken immediately after the President's nationally-televised prime-time speech to Congress, but Democratic fortunes in Ohio have improved slightly across-the-board," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
In July, Obama's poll drop in Ohio was followed by a national downward trend in his numbers. Now, his national numbers are also creeping back up.