IOWA POLL: Branstad Approval Rating Rises

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A new poll from the Des Moines Register shows Gov. Terry Branstad is getting a bump in his approval rating.

The poll shows 56-percent of Iowans approve of the jobs being done by Branstad. That’s up two points from the fall.

Thirty-three-percent disapprove of his job performance.

Also in the poll, 58-percent of people surveyed said Iowa is heading in the right direction, while 28-percent says it is on the wrong track.

It’s a different view from how people polled view the country. Thirty-seven-percent say the country is heading in the right direction, with 51-percent saying it is on the wrong track.

The approval rate of President Obama dropped two percentage points in Iowa, to 49-percent. Forty-six-percent disapprove of the job the president is doing.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5-percent.