WASHINGTON (AP) – A new poll reports about a two-thirds approval rating of Barack Obama’s first days as president.

The Gallup Organization on Saturday said 68 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s first three full days as the nation’s chief executive. That’s a number near the high end for new presidents, but short of President John F. Kennedy’s 72 percent in 1961.

Gallup’s poll found that 12 percent in the survey disapprove of Obama’s job performance. That number is typical of all presidents.

The telephone interviews of 1,591 adults were conducted Wednesday to Friday. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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