An excellent article in RCP on Mr. Obama's slide in approval ratings. As that graph shows, all 8 polls show roughly the same RATE of downward slope. The only real difference is in their polling samples. All show the virtually the same decline. Jay Cost believes that the GOP will be able to hammer Mr. Obama even further down.
What will be interesting to watch next year is whether the President's job approval slides further as the campaign begins in earnest. Will the Republican argument against Obama and the Democrats - once it hits the airwaves - damage the President's standing further?Personally, I believe that Mr. Obama, with the able assistance of Mr. Reid in the Senate, and Mrs. Pelosi in the House will be able to vastly reduce his approval rating down by at least 10 points. If the Democrats are successful in seizing control of health care as well as passing the very destructive "Cap & Trade" bill, I suspect that this years sliding numbers will be considered "the good old days."