Could the president be winning the short-term blame game?
Three days into the partial government shutdown, President Barack Obama’s job approval rating slid to 41 percent in the Gallup Poll’s daily tracking.
It’s hardly an affirmation of his position in the ongoing dispute with Congress — his disapproval rating still stands at 49 percent.
And the three-day averages of polling surveying 1,500 adults carry a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.
Yet neither did the slide recorded last week turn into a dive over the weekend, the latest surveys taken Oct. 4-6.