By Matt Gannon
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll shows President Obama’s overall approval rating has slid to 53 percent, and he’s starting to lose the support of independent voters.
Among Democrats, 90 percent now approve of how he is handling his job as President, while 85 percent of Republicans disapprove.
These numbers suggest a growing partisan divide. While the current health care debate has been argued mainly along party lines, the President’s overall ratings for his handling of the deficit and taxes have dropped significantly.
As a candidate, he promised to bridge the partisan divide by reaching across the aisle. But since the election, Democrats and Republicans seem to be moving farther and farther apart. Do you feel like the country is more divided than ever? Tell us why.