After a brief resurgence earlier this year, President Obama's poll numbers are back in the dumps. A new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday finds Obama's approval rating at the lowest point in his presidency, thanks in part to voter angst over the economy and his handling of the situation in Libya.
Just 42 percent of those polled approve of the job Obama is doing, compared to 48 percent who disapprove, according to Quinnipiac. And in a bad sign for his upcoming 2012 re-election campaign, 50 percent of those polled say he doesn't deserve another term in the White House.
How will the GOP capitalize? So far, I'm not at all impressed with the current crop of contenders. Those who should be running have so far expressed little interest, i.e., Chris Christie, Paul Ryan (am I alone here?), and yes, even Marco Rubio. I mean, if Obama can run and win after just two years in the Senate, why not?