Dept. of questionable framing

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Here's how the Wall Street Journal describes the findings of a new WSJ/NBC poll:

The president's support, while still deep, looks increasingly partisan as Republicans move away from him.

The Journal doesn't provide Obama's approval ratings among Democrats, Republicans, and independents, so it's hard to say for certain, but it sure looks like it would be more accurate to say that opposition to Obama is increasingly partisan.

That is to say: if Democrats and independents generally approve of Obama, and Republicans generally disapprove, it's more accurate to say that opposition to Obama is partisan than to say support for him is.

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