New Polls Show Obama Approval Rating Remains Steady

03/14/2012 10:55 am ET | Updated Mar 14, 2012

Although two polls released Monday suggested that President Barack Obama's approval rating might be dropping, several surveys released Tuesday and Wednesday have found that rating remains steady.

A new Pew poll, released Wednesday morning, found approval of Obama at 50 percent and disapproval at 41 percent. That's slightly better than Pew's February poll, when the firm found his approval rating at 47 percent and his disapproval rating at 43 percent. The improvement was within the poll's 3 percentage point margin of error.

An Ipsos/Reuters poll, released Tuesday evening, also found 50 percent of respondents said they approved of Obama, while 48 percent said they disapproved. That's essentially unchanged from the last Ipsos/Reuters poll in early February, when a survey found 48 percent approved of Obama's performance and 49 percent disapproved.

A Bloomberg survey, also released Tuesday evening, found Obama's approval at 48 percent and his disapproval at 47 percent. The survey was Bloomberg's first since last year.

HuffPost Pollster's trend estimate of all public polls currently finds Obama's approval rating at 47.5 percent and his disapproval rating at 47.8 percent. To see more surveys on the president's approval rating, his performance against Republican contenders and more, visit the HuffPost Election Dashboard.

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