AJC poll: Barack Obama is going out on a high note in Georgia

President Barack Obama. AP/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama. AP/Carolyn Kaster

For someone who lost Georgia twice, Barack Obama is leaving office with surprising popularity among Peach State voters.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found that 50 percent of Georgia voters approve of the outgoing Democrat. That includes a slim majority of voters who identify themselves as independents, a bloc that tends to vote conservative in Georgia.

It’s also on par with past AJC surveys. The newspaper’s October poll found he had 49 percent approval rating and a 50 percent favorable rating in August.

His successor has more work to do. About 45 percent of voters gave Donald Trump a favorable rating, though that’s up from the high-30s level he tallied in the last two surveys.

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