After NBC Touted Obama Poll Rise, Approval is Down Again

Earlier this week, both NBC's Today show and the NBC Nightly News made a point of informing viewers that President Obama's Gallup Daily Tracking Poll numbers had improved significantly since the Republican House caved on the payroll tax cut extension. The NBC Nightly News on Tuesday even highlighted the outdated numbers from Monday that were more positive for Obama, while merely noting as an afterthought the more recent Tuesday numbers that showed the trend starting to reverse back against the President.

As of today, Obama's temporary bump from the past week has clearly passed, as his approval rating is back down to 41 percent, and his disapproval is back up to 50 percent. The Monday numbers that the NBC team were so fond of promoting had the President's approval at 47 percent and his disapproval at 45 percent.