Ahead of Big Speech, A Look at How Obama’s Approval Rating Is Faring

BY Hari Sreenivasan  January 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM EDT

President Obama’s overall approval rating has slipped over the first year of his presidency. However, on the cusp of his first State of the Union address, it’s his fellow Democrats who probably need to worry more about how voters view them, Patchwork Nation Director Dante Chinni says.

Chinni dropped by The Rundown on Wednesday to explain how President Obama’s approval rating looks in the 12 different Patchwork Nation community types according to a new Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll.

Read Chinni’s column for more of a cross-country breakdown on the Pew poll.

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