Obama’s job approval number tumbles

Is it because folks remembered President Obama’s promise during one of the debates that there will be no sequester? Is it because word got out that the sequester was Obama’s idea? Is it because folks don’t mind the sequester and resent Obama’s effort to make it sound like the end of the world? Is it because the flap with Bob Woodward was more storm than drizzle? Or is it just random?

Beats me. But Obama’s job approval has fallen to its lowest level in the Gallup three-day average since his reelection. Between February 29 and March, his approval rating stood at 46 percent, down from 53 percent a week earlier.

The President’s disapproval rating also jumped to its highest level since November. It hit 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier.

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