Obama Approval Drops to 68%

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2009 4:41 PM CST
President Barack Obama walks in the basement area of the Brady press briefing room at the White House, as he makes a surprise visit.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama's poll numbers are sinking back into the stratosphere now that he's in office, Politico reports. The first Gallup poll since his inauguration gives Obama a 68% approval rating, down from 83% a week ago. Just 12% of the most recent sample disapproved of Obama. JFK holds the record for initial job approval, with 72%. (Read more President Obama stories.)