Obama liked but not approved of [Gallup, 9/6]: "[T]he fact that Obama's favorable ratings are just above -- and his approval rating just below -- the 50% mark makes his re-election prospects uncertain. Obama has maintained a slim one-percentage-point advantage, 47% to 46%, over Mitt Romney in registered voters' presidential preferences for the last week..."
Only a few people fail to see childhood obesity as a problem [Rasmussen, 9/7]: "82% of adults say childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States today, including 43% who say it is Very Serious. Just 13% do not see childhood obesity as a serious issue."
What's the word on Obama? [Pew, 9/5]: "[T]he public’s one-word descriptions for Obama reflect the mixed views of his presidency. The top positive words are good and trying, while the most frequently used negative descriptions are failure and incompetent."
The young and the unemployed [GenOp, 9/7]: "84% of young people ages 18-29 had planned to but now might delay or not make at all a major life change or move forward on a major purchase due to the current state of the economy."
The horse race [RCP average, 9/7]: An average of national polls shows Obama at 47 percent and Romney at 46.3 percent.