Washington: Playing down the latest polls putting him at a low approval rating, US President Barack Obama said that he took "this job to deliver for the American people".
"I guess what I`m saying is if you`re measuring this by polls, my polls have gone up and down a lot through the course of my career. I mean, if I was interested in polling, I wouldn`t have run for President," Obama said yesterday.
"I was polling at 70 per cent when I was in the US Senate. I took this job to deliver for the American people. I knew and will continue to know that there are going to be ups and downs on it," he said in response to a question.
Referring to the changes his administration brought, Obama said: "As long as I`ve got an opportunity every single day to make sure that in ways large and small I`m creating greater opportunity for people -- more kids are able to go to school, get the education they need; more families are able to stabilise their finances; the housing market is continuing to improve; people feel like their wages maybe are inching up a little bit -- if those things are happening, I`ll take it."
"I`ve said before, I`ve run my last political race. So at this point, my goal every single day is just to make sure that I can look back and say we`re delivering something - not everything, because this is a long haul," Obama said.