Obama’s Malaise

Cross-posted from American Power.


At CNN, “Nearly three-fourths say recession not over” (via Glenn Reynolds):


Economic experts may believe the recession is over, but try telling that to the public.

Seventy-four percent of Americans believe the economy is still in a recession, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Only 25 percent think the downturn is over.

One-third of Americans say the recession is serious, while another 29 percent characterize it as moderate ….

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Administration officials, while sounding guardedly optimistic about overall trends, have repeatedly expressed concern for those impacted by the sluggish economy.

“Obviously, for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, [the recession is] still very real for them,” President Barack Obama said last week.

CARTOON CREDIT: Theo Spark. And more great blogging at American Power.

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