During a segment on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd discussed a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that revealed President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low.
When discussing that the poll's findings that show a mere 44 percent of Americans approve of Obama's performance, Todd made the revealing statement, "Our pollsters are concerned that's the kind of numbers you have when the public starts to give up on a president as a problem solver."
Concerned? Does this admission perhaps betray NBC's true political leanings?
Now this has taken a hit on the President politically. 44 percent approve of the job he’s doing – all-time low of his presidency. But a more important number that our pollsters say is in there is this idea that is this a long-term setback for him or a short-term one? 54 percent said long-term. Our pollsters are concerned that's the kind of numbers you have when the public starts to give up on a president as a problem solver. Look, quite a backdrop being painted for this important week in American politics. The debate tomorrow night, the President’s speech to Congress on Thursday. Here’s what all of them are facing. Mood of the country: 73 percent say it’s on the wrong track. That’s three out of four Americans who believe it’s on the wrong track. Why? Obviously, it’s the economy. Listen to this: about three out of four – 72 percent – say we have a ways to go before we hit bottom.
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