Veteran Political Handicapper Charlie Cook Bursts Chris Matthews's Bubble

<p>Today on &quot;Hardball,&quot; host Chris Matthews sought to portray President Barack Obama as being on the rebound from a beating in his approval rating during &quot;all the crazy stuff of the summer&quot; such as &quot;the tea parties, the birthers, the nutbags out there&quot; who drove up Obama's disapproval numbers. </p><p>But the single poll he cited was dismissed as an outlier by guests Charlie Cook of Cook Political Report fame. John Harris of The Politico also agreed with Cook's assessment.</p><p>Video is embedded after the page break (audio <a href="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/10/2009-10-07-MSNBC-HB... target="_blank">available here</a>): </p><!--break--><div><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdSUuz4zuz&amp;c1=0x0C1EDA&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdSUuz4zuz&amp;c1=0x0C1EDA&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters