You know things are bad when you are a Democrat and get poor polling numbers from the NPR polls.
You know things are in rough shape for Barack Obama when an NPR poll has his approval rating numbers sliding. NPR (No promoting Republicans)? That is correct. Liberal NPR with polling data on the Obamamessiah, his handling of the economy and health care that would make Obama’s handlers cringe. You know “The One’s” policies and job performance is terrible when only 53% of predominantly liberal NPR, pro-Obama, approve.
Obama’s approval ratings have fallen to 53 percent approving of the president’s handling of his job, while 42 percent disapproved. This is the closest margin since Obama was elected President. More troubling, this is far from the Rasmussen poll, its liberal NPR. Even on the issue of health care more people, 47% to 42%, oppose Obamacare.
Poll respondents liked a Democratic statement on solving health care problems better than a Republican statement (51 percent to 42 percent). However, when asked about the plan now moving through Congress, a plurality of 47 percent was opposed and 42 percent said they were in favor, based on what they had heard about the plan so far.
Taegan Goddard also points out that Republicans have caught Democrats is the NPR Generic ballet question:
Asked whether they would support a Democrat or a Republican for Congress in 2010 if the election were held today, 42 percent said they would choose a Democrat and 43 percent a Republican …