The remarkable consistency of President Obama’s job approval numbers

Here’s the truth about President Obama’s job approval numbers: They don’t move around all that much. New numbers from Pew Research Center tell that story. Forty nine percent of respondents approved of the job President Obama while 43 percent disapproved. Those numbers are remarkably unchanged from where Obama stood in a January Pew poll despite the fact that the past five and a half months have seen the failure of the White House’s attempt to change gun laws, the IRS scandal, evidence of an improving economy, the NSA revelations and plenty of other “major” news events.

The Pew numbers are broadly in keeping with the large majority of polling data released over the last few months including Washington Post-ABC News surveys. [cont.]

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post