Scandals haven't hurt Obama - yet

Despite extensive coverage in the media, the trio of scandals that have enthralled Washington have yet to make much of an impression on the American people. A new CNN poll shows the president's approval rating holding steady at 53%. Politico: The CNN poll is in-line with Gallup, which also indicated a very slight rise in Obama's approval rating over the same time period. And Gallup's daily tracking poll also indicated a slight upward movement of Obama's approval rating over the past week. But as with the CNN poll, it was within that survey's sampling error. More than seven in 10 in the CNN poll say that the targeting by the Internal Revenue Service of tea party and other conservative groups that were applying for tax exempt status was unacceptable. While the White House and both parties in Congress are criticizing the IRS actions, congressional Republicans are depicting the controversy as a case of the federal government gone wild. But more than six in 10 say that the...(Read Full Post)