Stacy McCain reports on a new Zogby poll that, according to John Zogby, puts the president’s approval rating at “about 50-50.”
This has got to scare Democrats to death, because the whole point of hitching their wagons to Obama’s star was that Obama was popular.
Alternatively, Democrats might yawn and say two things.
At least Zogby produces a fun “me-or-your-lying-eyes” moment with Jules Crittenden.
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?”
… “The numbers are going down,” Zogby told the Herald. “It’s not because of the gaffes, but a combination of high expectations and that things aren’t moving fast enough with the economy.”
Nonetheless, it’s a poll that feeds a thus-far-starved “Obama is faltering” storyline, so expect to hear more about it.