At last there is convincing evidence that Obama’s poll numbers may be descending to earth. While his approval remains high – and his personal favorability is even higher – the underlying numbers suggest that a decline may be in the offing. Even as he stands on his pedestal, the issue numbers under his feet are crumbling. According to the Rasmussen Poll, more voters now trust Republicans than Democrats to handle the economy by a margin of 45-39. Scott Rasmussen notes that “this is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue.” Last month, he had the Democrats holding a one point lead, but they lost it in June’s polling. And the Democratic leads over Republicans on their core issues are also dropping. Particularly interesting is the Democratic decline over health care from an 18 point lead in May to only ten points now. The Gallup Poll also confirms that the president’s personal ratings are high but the underlying data less so. While 67% of voters give Obama personal favorable ratings and 61% approve of his job performance (Rasmussen has his job approval lower, at 55%), they give him much lower ratings on specific issues. More Here ______________________________________________________________ It appears Obama's approval ratings are a bubble which is sure to pop.