CNN buries the lede six feet under

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I continue to be amazed at how the press is covering, or not covering, the latest poll results from the Washington Post/ABC, which tag Obama's job approval rating at an eye-popping 65 percent. The results completely muck up the preferred Beltway CW about how Obama's struggling in the polls and losing touch with Americans.

ABC News itself seems to have no interest in dwelling on the good-news-for-Obama polling data.

And neither does CNN. In a write-up about the survey, CNN.com never even mentions the 65 percent job approval rating. The finding is literally of no interest to CNN, which instead emphasizes that a "Slight majority approves of Obama's handling of Iran":

As the aftermath of the Iranian election continues to unfold, a new national survey out Monday shows a slim majority of Americans approve of how President Obama is handling the situation there.

And BTW, CNN's "slight" is false. According to the Washington Post/ABC poll, Americans by a wide margin of 52-36 approve of Obama's handling of the situation in Iran. "Slight" is nowhere to be found.

UPDATE: The Times of London today writes up yet another "honeymoon over" article pegged on polling data, yet somehow manages to avoid mentioning the latest national survey from Washington Post/ABC News which shows Obama's approval rating at an extraordinary 65 percent.

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