Indeed, one of the pollsters concluded: "The cumulative impact of these [poll numbers and Obama missteps] are bending and bowing the presidency in a way that historically has meant a difficult election" for the president's party. "It's going to be a very good Republican year."
Still, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Let's go back to the numbers:
- The president's overall approval rating is at a new low, 41%. This puts him in George W. Bush territory - at the end of Bush's presidency.
- A whopping 54% of those polled say they no longer feel the president "is able to lead the country and get the job done."
- The president's foreign policy disapproval number is way high, 57%.
- Three out of four Americans now believe the country is on the wrong track.
- Young people have turned against the president. Those in the 18 to 34 age group once supported Obama by 60/40. Now, that's totally reversed. Only 41% of this group approve of the job he is doing.
- Barely half the people feel Obama is even competent. This is actually lower than George W. Bush's competency low of 53%.
- On the controversial Bergdahl prisoner swap only 30% felt Obama cut a good deal. Not even half the Democrats (only 46%) thought this was a good deal.
- The share of Hispanics who see Mr. Obama favorably and approve of his job performance has dropped from 67% in January 2013 to 44% in the latest poll.