Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Obama’s job approval slipping to ‘50-50’

Earlier this month I stated sort of tongue in cheek that if things continued on their present trajectory, Obama could be below 50% by the end of March. Well lo and behold...

The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal today as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.

The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes - one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?”

Pollster John Zogby said his poll out today will show Americans split on the president’s performance. He said the score factors out to “about 50-50.”

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