Obama's falling poll numbers explained

Why haven't we turned to rappers for expert polling analysis before?

Published July 29, 2009 4:05PM (EDT)

I don't usually turn to The Roots for anything but good hip-hop, or to Jimmy Fallon for, well, anything. (I'm hardly the first to say it, but the man is just not funny.) But it turns out I should have been going to them for analysis of President Obama's approval rating.

Below, video from Fallon's show, where The Roots are the house band, in which they "slow jam" the president's poll numbers. It's pretty great -- even has a seal of approval from Pollster.com's Mark Blumenthal. Too bad Diddy comes in and ruins it. Of course, he did the same thing to "The Message," so I guess it's not that surprising.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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