Obama's Approval Dips to 63%

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:55 PM CST
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama’s approval rating has slipped from 68% just after inauguration to 63% one month in, the Chicago Tribune reports today—just above average for the past few presidents at this stage. Though the modest slip is likely due to a hardening of Republican opposition, any "increased public disapproval is mainly offset by a decrease in the percentage of Americans saying they have no opinion,” Gallup said.