1994 Watch

The CBS News Poll reports that President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest point (of that poll) of 44 percent. Also, his work on the health care law might be a contributing factor. Onlly 34 percent approved of his performance on health care while 55 percent disapproved.

At the end of March 1994, Bill Clinton enjoyed a 51 percent approval rating.

Two caveats: First, other factors besides presidential approval affect the outcomes of mid-term congressional elections. Second, Clinton’s approval rating dropped like a stone in September and October of 1994. He ended up in the mid-40s by election day. In other words, Clinton ended up where Obama is now. Obama’s approval rating could rise between now and November.