"In Gallup Daily tracking that spans Barack Obama's third quarter in office (July 20 through Oct. 19), the president averaged a 53% job approval rating. That is down sharply from his prior quarterly averages, which were both above 60%.
In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953. One president who was not elected to his first term -- Harry Truman -- had a 13-point drop between his second and third quarters in office in 1945 and 1946."
I don't find this "shocking at all" I've said it all along. The "buyer's remorse" of voting for a Paper Tiger. Obama's turning out to be all talk, howbeit through a teleprompter, hugely petty - almost Nixonist in his paranoia, and quite frankly something Americans could do without right now.
Look for this slide to continue. Bush hit 40-30s in his second term, Obama will hit them before the middle of his second year. Fact is that if we had a way of recall for the Presidency Obama would be hitting the want ads.