A new CNN/ORC poll finds that despite the controversies surrounding the IRS and the attacks in Benghazi, President Obama still enjoys a 53 percent approval rating, up from 51 percent at the beginning of April.
45 percent now say they disapprove of the President.
"That two-point difference is well within the poll's sampling error, so it is a mistake to characterize it as a gain for the president," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Nonetheless, an approval rating that has not dropped and remains over 50% will probably be taken as good news by Democrats after the events of the last week."
The CNN poll is in-line with Gallup, which also indicated a very slight rise in Obama's approval rating over the same time period. And Gallup's daily tracking poll also indicated a slight upward movement of Obama's approval rating over the past week. But as with the CNN poll, it was within that survey's sampling error.