The Week in Polls: Obama's Approval Ratings Rise

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Michelle Obama 2016?

The first lady has repeatedly denied any interest in running for president, but might she give the U.S. Senate some consideration? A Public Policy Polling survey released Dec. 5 found that Obama leads incumbent freshman Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) by 51 to 40 percent in a hypothetical match up for 2016.

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