With Alabama and Mississippi voting tonight, the CBS poll released last night should encourage Republicans and be a cold shower for Democrats who increasingly need one.
CBS has the President's approval at 41%, down from 50% last month. www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57395703-503544/poll-obamas-approval-rating-sinks-to-new-low/?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel. The 41% approval is a record low in the CBS poll. The poll had a 47% disapproval number for the President..
While I do think the recent increase in gas prices probably has hurt the President a bit, I have my doubts that the President's numbers fell 9 points in one month.
I suspect the President's approval is somewhere between 44% and 48%. Gallup in fact yesterday had Obama's approval rating rising to 49%. www.gallup.com/poll/153194/Obama-Job-Approval-Rating-Reaches-Weekend.aspx.
The Republican nomination, nonetheless, remains valuable, as long as the President's approval rating is below 50%, and it seems to be so this morning, no matter what poll one reads.