We all know what to expect from Democrats and Republicans as far as the president's approval goes, but the steep downward trend among independent voters has got to be worrying the White House and the democrats in the House and Senate.
.Obama's Approval Rating Slips to 53%
CBS News Poll: Handling of Afghanistan Fuels Three Point Dip; Decrease Most Noticeable Among Independents
The president's approval rating has dropped seven points among independents. Forty-five percent of independents now approve of how the president is handling his job. Last month, a majority of 52 percent approved.
Assessments of how Mr. Obama is handling the war in Afghanistan have become more negative since early October. Thirty-eight percent now approve of how President Obama is handling the war - but even more, 43 percent, disapprove. Disapproval has risen nine points, from 34 percent last month.
Again, most of the change has occurred among independents. Last month, 44 percent of independents approved and 36 percent disapproved of the job Mr. Obama was doing on Afghanistan. Now, more independents disapprove than approve: 49 percent disapprove, and just 30 percent approve.
Obama's Approval Rating Slips to 53% - CBS News