LA Times' Andrew Malcolm still unsure how to read polling results
a new Gallup Poll finds,  Obama's public approval rating has suddenly fallen to the worst level since he took office however many years ago that seems. He was right around 70% in January of 2009.
Today, Gallup reports, the ex-senator has plunged to a 46% approval rating.
How big of a fall did Obama suffer in the most recent Gallup three-day poll ? That's right, his approval rating fell from 48 percent to 46 percent, which of course, falls within Gallup's margin of error.
So how did Malcolm spin the barely-there, 2-point decline? According to Malcolm, Obama's job approval has plunged. It plunged from 48 to 46 percent. It's part of a "dramatic poll drop."
UPDATED: Note the Malcolm headline:
New Gallup Poll finds Americans suddenly souring more on Obama; Now, why could that be?
This is almost too dumb for words. Obama's approval ratings has basically fallen within a three or four point range for  the last seven months . But according to Malcolm, there's been a sudden move by the public.
Except that, of course, there hasn't been.