President Barack Obama’s job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.

In the three-day tracking period that ended on Dec. 19, 2012, Obama’s approval was 56 percent. That was up 2 points from the 54 percent approval Obama enjoyed in the three-day period that ended on Dec. 18