Why is the media acting like politics is some sports event? Why should the President even care if his approval rating is 36%.. Its not like he can run for re-election.. If they dont like him so much now, they shouldnt have voted for him in 04.. Its not like he is changed that much from then to now..
And I dont really buy that the President's performance will greatly effect the elections in 08... The GOP candidates can just as easily neutralize the effect by distancing themselves from the Prez.