-In Colorado a recent Rasmussen poll found his approval at 45/53. Research 2000 found his favorability at 46/47 in January.
-In Florida Rasmussen found his approval at 45/54 and Quinnipiac’s latest found it at 45/49.
-In Indiana Rasmussen has his approval at 44/54 and Research 2000 finds his favorability at 46/49…
-In Nevada Rasmussen finds his approval at 46/54. We found 44/52 in in January.
There are nine states in all but I’m giving you numbers for four where there’s a Democrat in trouble in the local Senate race and The One will be expected to — giggle — campaign for him. It’s working for Reid, isn’t it? In fact, just this afternoon, the White House declared its support for Blanche Lincoln (whose own red state did not flip) against newly minted lefty primary challenger Bill Halter. Why they’d do that instead of staying out of the race entirely is beyond me — the Obama imprimatur will be pure liability if she makes it to the general — but that’s the canniness we’ve come to expect after their successes in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
With the bludgeon of reconciliation now being wielded in earnest, I think it’s officially time to start predictions on where The One’s approval rating will settle if they push ObamaCare through. Over/under is 41.