Gallup poll gives Obama gets 68 percent job approval rating

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Washington, Jan.25 (ANI): A Gallup Poll has given incumbent US President Barack Obama a 68 percent job approval rating for his first three full days in office.

According to Politico, just a week ago, Gallup found an astonishing 83 percent approval of how he has handled his transition, showing he had even won over most Republicans.

The new job-approval figure puts him at the upper end of opening poll numbers for presidents, but doesn't set a record.

Gallup's initial job approval ratings were President John F. Kennedy, 72 percent; Dwight Eisenhower, 68 percent; Jimmy Carter, 66 percent; Richard Nixon, 59 percent; Bill Clinton, 58 percent; George W. Bush, 57 percent; and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, 51 percent.

Gallup's Obama poll included 1,591 adults, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

For Obama, 12 percent disapproved and 21 percent had no opinion. (ANI)

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