Poll: Obama Support Still Unusually High
After three months on the job, President Obama continues to be widely popular.
That is according to a new poll released today by Gallup that shows Obama's approval rating at 65%.
President Obama's approval rating has stayed relatively consistent -- and high -- since he was sworn into office in January. He started out with a 66% rating and dropped temporarily to 62% in March.
That puts Obama into a select group of presidents whose approval ratings have increased from February to May of their first year in office.
Since World War II, only three first-term presidents -- Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan -- have had a higher average approval rating in May of their first year.
In recent years, declining approval ratings have been the standard. George W. Bush's rating dropped four