Barack Obama less popular than others at start of second term
President Barack Obama is all smiles today on inauguration day.
But a chart that appears in Ned Silver's New York Times blog suggests all may not be well.
He looked at the popularity of all presidents in the first year of their second term since the Second World War.
Obama's approval rating of 52 percent is only one point higher than the worst on the list: George W. Bush (51 percent).
Dwight Eisenhower had the highest rating at 74 percent, followed by Lyndon Johnson at 70 percent and Harry Truman at 69 percent.
Next, in order, were Ronald Reagan (63 percent), Bill Clinton (60 percent), and Richard Nixon (59 percent).