A President with poor marks on the economy, running for re-election during a bad economy and with the economy the number one issue should have some serious political problems. Yet both recent polls show him with a small lead. The Post/ABC poll has Obama leading by three, and the NBC/WSJ poll has Obama up by four. That suggests Americans don’t think Mr. Romney could do any better on the issue they care about the most.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 8, 2011 9:23 am|
President Obama’s reelection poll numbers have slightly improved, giving him a slight edge over a generic Republican opponent and also a lead over Mitt Romney. That change has corresponded to recent slight improvement in American’d confidence in the economy.
|By: Dean Baker Tuesday August 17, 2010 12:40 pm|
It’s open season on Social Security and the WSJ is coming out shooting, in its news section.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday May 15, 2010 12:39 pm|
Even as the oil-spill disaster plays out in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans still have a more positive view of British Petroleum than they do of Goldman Sachs, according to the new NBC/WSJ poll. While Americans see neither company in a shining light, they do see the financial firm as a worse villain. This could be comical, sad or a sign of how completely outraged people are because they feel they have been screwed over by corrupt Wall Street.