Per a CNN poll, Americans are giving President-elect Obama’s transition some of the highest marks ever.

Eighty-two percent of those questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning approve of the way the Obama is handling his presidential transition. That’s up 3 points from when we asked this question at the beginning of December. Fifteen percent of those surveyed disapprove of the way Obama’s handling his transition, down 3 points from our last poll.

The 82 percent approval is higher than then President-elect George W. Bush 8 years ago, who had a 65 percent transition approval rating, and Bill Clinton, at 67 percent in 1992.

What’s more, a third of those questioned answered that they have a better opinion of Obama than they did at the time he was elected, compared with only eight percent who have a worse opinion.

(h/t to SusanG at Daily Kos)

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