I don't know who the pollsters are asking, but in my own conversations around here (an admitted conservative area) he's way lower than 39%. I'd be very surprised if he could get a 20% approval rating here.
These three fellows in this clip tear Obama up. Its fun to watch a couple of egghead pollsters rip ol' Barry a new one. I think Doug Schoen really nails Obama on his potential to overcome this new stat, and I agree with him. Unless unemployment goes down to say 6%, and the economy starts growing at 3.5%, Obama is toast. Would you please pass the jelly?