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03/11/2014 09:47 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2014

Obama Approval Rating Bounces Back After Career Low

A new poll shows President Barack Obama has bounced back from a career-low approval rating.

According to a Bloomberg National Poll released Tuesday, 48 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing. The president's approval rating hit a record low of 42 percent in November. Bloomberg reports the increase of 6 percentage points is the largest positive change in Obama's career.

“The 6-point increase in Obama’s approval rating puts him back in the territory he typically occupies,” said Ann Selzer, founder of Selzer & Co., the Iowa-based firm that conducted the poll.

The firm surveyed 1,001 adults from March 7 to March 10 for the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Obama's favorability rose to 49 percent, the highest it has been since June 2013. The same percentage of respondents said they had unfavorable feelings about the president.

The results come eight months before the midterm elections, as Obama makes rounds to raise support for the Democratic Party. The president has made fundraising stops in Boston, Virginia and New York in the last week.

Obama has been reminding Democrats he'll accomplish more with a cooperative Congress, encouraging them to focus on 2014 before setting their sights on the 2016 presidential race.

"I hope that just because I'm not on the ballot that people aren't going to take it easy this time, because the ideas I care about and am fighting for are on the ballot," Obama said in New York.

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