President Clinton said Thursday he is troubled by the public's "inaccurate" perception of his administration.
Clinton, asked if he was worried about his slipping popularity, said he didn't pay much attention to polls.But, he said, "The only thing I worry about is if I think people have an inaccurate impression, which I think is certainly the case today. Or if it undermines my ability to do things."
The comments came as Clinton's approval rating continued to slip in several polls following controversies over the his firing of members of the White House travel staff and his airport haircut.
Clinton told reporters after his morning jog Thursday that he accepted the rocky poll numbers as a part of the job.
"Anybody who runs a big industrial country these days, the problems are so complicated that to do what you're supposed to do, you have to wade through tough decisions and make them and hope you have the desired results," he said.