Obama’s approval takes a hit over NSA leaks

President Obama’s approval rating is down in the aftermath of the NSA leaks. … This decline coincides with falling trust both in government and in Obama himself. Indeed, the biggest sign of trouble for Obama is not that his approval has fallen, but that it’s been accompanied by a similar collapse in trust – even as consumer sentiment is rising. That’s unusual because, as I noted here, a very good predictor of changes in a president’s approval and trust in government is changes in consumer sentiment. [cont.]

Harry Enten, The Guardian