Washington (CNN) - It's the same poll showing the same numbers, but both Republicans and Democrats see the benefit to their side in the latest CNN/ORC International survey gauging President Barack Obama's approval ratings.
Whether it's the benefits of rain from a dark cloud or that figurative silver lining, both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee sent emails to supporters Wednesday morning that touted findings from the same poll.
Republicans highlighted the number showing Obama's disapproval rating rising to a new high of 55 percent, using the subject line "Obama's disapproval rating hits new high." The number is indeed a new high for the president, representing an increase from a 54 percent disapproval rating in July and August.
Democrats chose to underscore a different number from the same poll that shows Americans trust Obama on the economy over Congressional Republicans. The figure indicated that Americans approve of Obama's economic program by a 43-35 percent margin.
The two groups weren't highlighting the same questions from the poll, and each group linked to different articles from CNN.com. The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International from September 9-11 by among 1,038 adults questioned by telephone. It has an overall sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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