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In a banner headline this morning, the Washington Post heralded, “6 in 10 Americans lack faith in Obama”.  From the poll: 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s job on the economy while 56% disapprove. Most Americans perceive the economy as negative, although far fewer see it as badly as they did in 2009.

The job losses for the 3 months prior to the stimulus taking effect were 750,000 per month. As of the end of June, 2010, America has added over 593,000 jobs this year. These figures seem at odds with the negative poll results. ABC’s White House correspondent Jake Tapper, recently posted on twitter that 7 out of 10 Americans say there has been no economic benefit to the stimulus. Yet economists confirm that there have been benefits, as evidenced by the growth in job numbers. The message is not getting to the voters. (more…)


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