Obama has sunk to his lowest level -- so far -- of approval since he became president, in the daily tracking poll by Gallup. His approval rating falls to 39%, while his disapproval rating is at 54%.
The poll coincides with the dominant political story of the week in the media, which is the unscientific but strangely influential Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, testing the Republican candidate list of the moment. More importantly though, the specific dates of the Gallup poll occur during the coverage of the run-up to the announcement by Rick Perry that he is a candidate for the presidency.
Coincidence? I think not.