The Spin from Politico:
They still love him in Iowa. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announces on Twitter ahead of President Obama's trip there Thursday: "For Iowa City 16,500 people have signed up online for tix - the Field House holds about 3,000...We're going to need a bigger boat!"They could have used the 15,500 seat Carver- Hawkeye Arena but using the bigger boat makes it harder to weed out the undesirables.
Still love him? Maybe not so much.
Obama’s approval has slipped steadily in Iowa since he carried the state in 2008 and after winning its lead off Democratic nominating caucuses that year.
Obama’s job approval in February was 46 percent in The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll. Approval of the president’s handling of health care reform was in worse shape, with 33 percent approving of his effort and a majority — 58 percent — disapproving.