Keep Going Republicans!

You're doing great!

According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer.

The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans now say they approve of the way that President Obama is handling his job. This is a 5 percent improvement since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey and marks the first time the president's numbers have been in positive territory since July. The number of Americans who say they disapprove of Obama's job performance has fallen to 45 percent, down 5 points from Dec. 16-18.

A 5 percent improvement in one week? This isn't a coincidence. It directly coincides with the Republican decision to block the short-term extension of payroll tax-cuts and unemployment benefits.

If it didn't translate into potential harm for average people, I would probably encourage the Republicans to continuing pursuing this strategy.