On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist and co-founder of MustReadTexas.com Matt Mackowiak talked with Chad Hasty about the latest going on statewide and nationally.

With all the scandals coming out of Washington last week, President Obama's job approval rating has, surprisingly, not gone down and has remained at 53% according to recent polls. Mackowiak said that, while people are definitely aware of the scandals, they may not be aware of the connection between these scandals and the White House.

"I think that people are aware of these scandals. i think what they're not yet convinced of is a direct connection to the White House. So that's really got to be proven before you can start to see a hit. I think ti also takes a few days for things to sort of filter through to the American public and filter through the polling. If a poll came out last week, it was probably taken early in the week and might have been before a lot of the revelations."

However, Mackowiak did point out that there has been damage done by these scandals, and more damage may still be done as hearings concerning Benghazi and the IRS continue this week.

Mackowiak also discussed the latest with Texas legislative session. This is the final week in the session, and according to Mackowiak, the possibility of a special session doesn't seem as high as it did last week. He said that Governor Rick Perry has received many of the requests he made of the legislature, except for the $2 billion in tax cuts, and there is still the slight possibility that Perry may call a special session if this isn't rectified.

You can listen to Matt Mackoiwak Mondays at 9:35 during The Chad Hasty Show on NewsTalk 790 KFYO. You can also follow Mackowiak on Twitter: @MattMackowiak.