But is this because Obama is really doing a good job, or is there another reason? I think the following quote from the article answers this question:
However, I am pleasantly surprised that Obama has acted as a centrist so far, and not gone out into left field, like I expected."An Obama job approval rating of 79 percent -- that's the sort of rating you see when the public rallies around a leader after a national disaster," said Bill Schneider, CNN's senior political analyst. "To many Americans, the Bush administration was a national disaster."
Article is here.