Very good news on the homefront as President Barack Obama heads to London for the G20 Summit. The president's approval rating is at 66 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. "Two-thirds of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the country's top job, and six in 10 give him good marks on issue No. 1, the flagging economy," WaPo reports.
"The number of Americans who believe that the nation is headed in the right direction has roughly tripled since Barack Obama's election" and 42 percent of the public believes the country is on the "right track," the “highest percentage saying so in five years and marks a sharp turnabout from last fall, when as many as nine in 10 said the country was heading in the wrong direction."