With all eyes toward November’s mid-term elections, a new Washington Post/ABC poll shows only 43 percent of Americans approving the job President Obama is doing on the economy, a new low for him. A new CBS poll has that number at 40 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” says studies show voters’ memories are short so if the economy were to recover over the next few months there would still be hope for the Democrats in the fall.
“But the Democrats are very vulnerable because Obama, supposedly a great communicator, has failed to tell voters a story that they can understand of why the state of the economy isn’t his fault and why the steps he’s taken to address it make sense. So at this point, the Democrats’ future is out of their control.”
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