That's why I think Newsweek's set of Obama and McCain favorability polls released today are so exciting:
Obama: Favorable +24.0
McCain: Favorable +23.0
Obama's number is down from an all-time high of +36, while McCain weighs in relatively high after a few months of polling placed him somewhere between +/- 0 to +20.
Do these numbers show that Obama is losing supporters and is now more widely disliked than he was previously? No. But the polling shows that two relatively well-liked candidates are running for the Presidency this November, and that's pretty exciting.