The President's favorables are falling, no doubt about that.
As everyone's father loves to say, "People vote with their pocket books," so it should go without saying that the public perception of the POTUS follows the economic outlook at any given time. Nothing too revolutionary there. What I don't understand however is why Rasmussen is still seen as a reliable source of information.
To put that another way, would you (since most of you disagree with me about these things) trust this poll by the Daily Kos?
I know I wouldn't (plus relying on 1 source of information is so 1992).
Thanks to the internets however, we can now control for our fickle view of the world by a process known as aggregation. So for a more accurate reading of the national mood, please allow me to suggest frequenting poll aggregating sites like Pollster.com or realclearpolitics.com as opposed to circulating the right wing friendly (though typically misleading) Rasmussen.
You are what you read after all.