Gallup shows President Obama’s approval rating tied for a low of 48% in the most recent polling. But if you look at the data split by party, it’s like we’re living in three separate worlds.
Obama’s personal numbers have fallen mostly amongst Republicans – directly contradicting some of the recent evidence we saw last week on economic satisfaction.
But, leaving aside why the numbers are falling, what should be striking is how wide the gulf is between the three partisan groups in how they view our President. 83% of Democrats approve of Obama’s job versus only 12% of Republicans who do. It doesn’t get much wider than that. When it comes to Obama, Republicans and Democrats are living in two wholly separate worlds.