(CNN) — As President Barack Obama gets ready to start his second term in office, an average of the latest surveys indicates that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job he’s doing in office, with 42 percent giving him a thumbs down.
That’s according to a new CNN Poll of Polls, compiled and released Friday, which averages seven non-partisan, live operator national surveys conducted since January 9.
The survey’s included in the CNN Poll of Polls are: Gallup daily tracking poll (Jan. 14-16); CNN/Time Magazine/ORC (Jan. 14-15); NBC/Wall Street Journal (Jan. 12-15); CBS/New York Times (Jan. 11-15); AP/GfK (Jan. 10-14); ABC/Washington Post (Jan. 10-13); Pew Research Center (Jan. 9-13).
Since the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of multiple surveys, it does not have a sampling error.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story.