Don’t Look Now, But…

We noted yesterday that President Obama had reached the lowest point of his administration in Rasmussen’s “approval index,” the difference between the number of voters who strongly approve and strongly disapprove of his performance. Yesterday’s index was -16. Today, Obama nose-dived again, all the way to -19, with 23 percent strongly approving and 42 percent strongly disapproving:
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The most worrisome finding for Democrats may be this: among voters not affiliated with either party, just 21 percent strongly approve while 49 percent strongly disapprove of the President. It’s early in Obama’s term, of course, and an improving economy could brighten the picture for him. But he’s not far from the point where over half of independent voters strongly disapprove of his performance, which may be when fellow Democrats begin to avoid having their pictures taken with him.

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