More bad poll numbers for Obama - six year olds with crayons again?
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GOP says listen up
The low polling numbers from Gallup was something conservatives paid special attention to. Speaking on Greta Van Susteren's FOX News program last night, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson added some historical perspective to Obama's numbers.
"This president is at the lowest point as measured by Gallup of any president in the modern age, lower than Harry Truman, who was deeply unpopular, lower than Ronald Reagan, who was facing tough economic times after his first election," Carlson said. "No one mentions it. I mean, if this were Bush - - when Bush's numbers started to drop, you read about it parenthetically in every single news story."
Does this mean Republicans will start dancing on the sidelines like Lebron James? Unlikely. But the Quinnipiac pollster did sound a cautionary note for the majority party.
"With just 11 months until congressional elections, the White House and all Democrats must worry about the steady deterioration in their lead over the GOP in congressional job performance. Now, only 33 percent give the Democrats in Congress a positive rating, compared to 30 percent for Republicans. Last July Democrats had a nine point edge."
You can read the full poll here.