Obama approval rating at 68 percent
The first Gallup poll measuring President Barack Obama's approval rating is in. Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of the job he's doing. As Politico notes, Obama's numbers have come down significantly since he became commander in chief:
Now that he's in office, Obama's approval ratings are starting to normalize, as partisan back-and-forth picks up. 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.