There’s been a lot of talk about the resurgent President Obama, the gleeful Obama 2012 campaign headquarters, the newly rollicking economy, the diminishing prospects for Republican presidential contenders, and the drapes being measure for the Obama second term Oval Office redesign.
And so, I just want to note that, while I hate to rain on the parade at campaign headquarters in Chicago, the most respected polling firm in America, Gallup, today puts Obama’s approval rating at 43 percent. Fully 48 percent disapprove.
That’s right about where his approval has been for nearly a year, not including a brief bump last May after Obama offed Osama.
The Obama revival talk is mostly spin, eagerly being gobbled up by the president’s friends in the media.
Rising gas prices aren’t going to help. The likelihood that the unemployment rate will fall much more isn’t going to help.
Speaking of which, the February jobless rate comes out Friday. From what I’m reading, it may not be everything Obama always wanted.
Obama may be reelected. But don’t believe the headlines. Right now, he’s not in a good place.