New poll numbers some of the worst ever for both Obama and the Tea Party

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According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, American voters disapprove 48-42 percent of the job that President Barack Obama is doing, and say by a 50-41 percent margin that he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012, both all-time lows.

Independents are down on Obama by a 50-41 percent margin.

The poll also has some numbers that reflect a schizophrenic approach to how the public feels about the U.S. going to war in Libya, which might also play a part in Obama's numbers fading in late March.

The poll shows Americans opposed to our involvement in by a 47-41 percent margin, and by a 58-29 percent people say that the president has not clearly stated the goals in Libya (the poll was apparently taken right as Obama was addressing the country nationwide in a televised address).

However, those responding to Quinnipiac also favor using cruise missiles to destroy Libya's air defense by a 53-35 percent margin, but say by a more than 2-1 margin (65-27 percent) that they support the U.S. using its military might to protect Libyan civilians from their leader, Muammar Ghadafi.

Presumably Obama's speech might change some of those numbers, but we can predict that as the U.S. military moves into its twelfth day of action today, the unfavorables re: Libya will only continue to rise.

Okay, so if you're a Republican you should be feeling good about seeing Obama drop in popularity, especially if you're riding the Tea Party express, by far the most dynamic part of the GOP these days.....but maybe not.

A new CNN Opinion Research Poll shows that in the 15 months that the researchers have been conducting polls, the 32 percent approval ranking for the Tea Party is the lowest yet.  47 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

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