I asked a White House official to respond to a poll from Quinnipiac of adults in Ohio showing a fairly significant downturn in President Obama's job favorability ratings. More data is needed, the official said, before conclusions can be made. That's true. But you can bet that it was included in their morning reading. For those who want to know, the pollsters asked about Obama before they asked about the voters' perceptions of the economy in the state...although after they asked 24 other questions about state political races. Nationally, Obama's approval ratings among adults are averaging around 57%, with his unfavorables holding steady at about a third of the public. If anyone comes across other reliable state polling on Obama's job approval numbers, please send them along.
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