Obama, Romney, Democrats get approval bump

The favorability ratings of President Obama, Mitt Romney and the Democratic Party all increased after the election, while the GOP’s ratings stayed mostly flat. In a new Gallup poll, 58 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Obama (up from 55 percent before the election), and 50 percent had a favorable view of Romney (up from 46 percent). Democrats had a 51 percent favorability rating (up from 45 percent), while the Republican Party had a 43 percent rating (up from 42 percent).