President-elect Barack Obama comes away from Election Day with a 68% “favorable rating,” the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. That’s up from 62% who said they think favorably of him just before the election. The poll numbers were released just moments ago.

Obama’s pre-election 62% favorable rating was the highest of any major presidential candidate since Gallup began measuring it in 1992. The previous record-holder: then-Texas governor George W. Bush,  with a 58% favorable rating just before the 2000 election.

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