[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/04/24/schneider.polls/art.obamatroops.gi.jpg caption="A new CNN poll of polls shows 64 percent job approval for President Obama.."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - How does President Obama compare with his predecessors after nearly 100 days in office?
On his job rating, Obama comes out just a little better. But he really stands out on personal qualities.
CNN's recent poll of polls, taken April 14-21, shows an average of 64 percent job approval for Obama.
According to Gallup polling examining past presidents' job approval, that's similar to where the last six elected presidents stood after 100 days.
Only Ronald Reagan got a slightly higher rating (67 percent). Bill Clinton and the first President Bush were both below 60.
The average for the six recent presidents after 100 days: 61 percent approval. All were in the same general range - between 55 and 67 percent.
They were all elected after the late 1960s, when the great division in American politics emerged. Conservative versus liberal. Red versus blue. Each has taken office with a hard core of supporters and opponents.