While I understand that political cartoons are often exaggerations to make a point, they generally have some basis in fact. Thursday’s point was lost on me as a quick scan of Rasmussen polls show President Barack Obama’s approval rating has been hovering near 50 percent for some time now. The numbers have dipped a few points and rebounded a few points, but no precipitous slide or indication of “slippery slope.”

Certainly, Obama’s approval ratings are much rosier than those during the waning days of the Bush presidency and are an unattainable dream today for Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Yet, we’re still treated to political cartoons trying to create an idea of unpopularity around a president that has been demonstrably more popular than either congress or the previous president.

Paul Cheramie

technical writer

New Orleans