As if any further bad news could fall on top of Democratic heads, Gallup is out with another dollop today.
Not only is Barack Obama's favorability number nine points under water, but most people now strongly disapprove of him. With numbers like these, it's hard to see how Democrats maintain control at any level.
Of course, Republicans are forever capable of making a sow's ear out of a silk purse. For example, New York Rep Peter King (one of my 10 most clickable, that is to say avoidable) went absolutely berserk over the weekend when the President was seen wearing a tan suit ("the audacity of taupe" some pundit called it--probably Julie Mason in the Press Pool--love that Jules!). Give the man a break...lest a sympathy backlash kick in.
Note that even among Democrats, more simply moderately approve than strongly approve. Since the last survey, the number of Democrats who strongly approved has declined from 57 to 38 percent. Ouch!
Holy base erosion, Batman!