I don’t follow polls that closely, but I did want to comment on one today.

Rasmussen’s new poll has Obama at just 44% approval:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

But at the bottom was this statistic:

The President earns approval from 37% of White voters and 98% of African-American voters.

White voters afraid to say they don’t like a black guy must bump up the white approval count. And Black voters unwilling to admit the black guy sucks must artificially raise the black approval count.  How much lower?  I don’t know.  Maybe mid 30’s? Those are Bush being bashed by the media while having trouble in Iraq numbers.

And IMHO they are too high – he deserves scorn and disdain for his first months in office, not approval.