The economy is becoming a heavier burden for Obama

Thirty-nine percent of registered voters said in the New York Times/CBS poll released yesterday that they approve of Obama’s handling of the economy, versus 55 percent who disapprove. As a matter of comparison, voters disapproved of Obama’s economic management by a tighter margin — 44 percent approving, 48 percent disapproving — in the April version of the same poll.

A separate poll conducted for NPR also found that voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, a margin that widens among voters surveyed in 12 battleground states. In those states, 52 percent said they disapproved of Obama’s handling of the economy, versus 45 percent who approve.