Poll: President Obama ends first year with 57 percent average approval rating

President Barack Obama will round out his first year in office with an average 57 percent approval rating, according to Gallup.

Interestingly enough, that would place Obama nearly last in a ranking of former presidents' first-year job approval averages, pollsters noted.

Former Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush all ended their first year in office with much higher job approval totals. Former President Ronald Reagan tied Obama at 57 percent while former President Bill Clinton scored far below Obama, at 49 percent.

Job Approval Averages During Presidents' First Year in Office, Among Post-World War II Presidents Elected to Office