President Barack Obama's approval ratings are starting to rise after declining ever since his inaugu

HEADLINE: AP POLL: OBAMA'S JOB APPROVAL RISES AMID CONCERNS CAPTION: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S APPROVAL RATINGS ARE STARTING TO RISE AFTER DECLINING EVER SINCE HIS INAUGURATION, NEW POLL FIGURES SHOW AS THE COUNTRY'S MOOD BEGINS TO BRIGHTEN. BUT CONCERNS ABOUT THE ECONOMY, HEALTH CARE AND WAR PERSIST. (OCT. 7) [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] NB. THIS IS A VOICEOVER TRANSCRIPT, NOT A FULL SHOT LIST. MORE AMERICANS APPROVE OF THE JOB PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS DOING. 56-PERCENT OF AMERICANS GIVE THE PRESIDENT A POSITIVE JOB RATING. THAT'S UP SIX POINTS SINCE SEPTEMBER. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SAYING THEY DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA DROPPED TEN POINTS FROM A MONTH AGO TO 39-PERCENT. AMERICANS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND THE PROPOSED HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL. HALF OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENTS HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY. UP SIX POINTS IN A MONTH. 48-PERCENT APPROVE HIS HANDLING OF HEALTH CARE, ALSO UP SIX POINTS SINCE SEPTEMBER. THE POLL FINDS AN EVEN 40-PERCENT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING AND OPPOSING THE HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION WORKING IT'S WAY THROUGH CONGRESS. 49--PERCENT WERE OPPOSED IN SEPTEMBER AND ONLY 34-PERCENT APPROVED. MEANWHILE, OPINION ON THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN IS GROWING MORE NEGATIVE. ONLY 40-PERCENT OF AMERICANS ARE IN FAVOR OF THE WAR, DOWN FOUR POINTS FROM JULY. 57-PERCENT ARE OPPOSED. THE VIEW OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE WAR IS UNCHANGED, WITH 46-PERCENT APPROVING. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/82ee7bf177df045fa1c6e3acbb093c2d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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