That thud you hear is Obama's approval rating hitting the floor

All sorts of bad news in this CNN poll for Obama - a poll that has consistently shown the president's approval numbers better than almost any other pollster. Obama's approval dropped 8 points in the last month. But some of the cross tabs should worry the White House: President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll. The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a...(Read Full Post)