It’s my contention that if the economy shows signs of life in the next few months, it won’t matter who Republicans may pick for their presidential candidate, President Obama will get a second term.
An Associated Press-GfK survey finds both Republicans and Democrats are increasingly saying the country is heading in the right direction. Most independents now approve the way Obama’s addressing the post-recession period.
30% in the poll describe the economy as “good” … a 15-point increase since December … and the highest level since the A-P/GfK poll first asked the question in 2009. Roughly the same share say the economy got better in the last month, while 18% said it got worse. That’s the most positive result in over a year.
Rising gasoline prices could present a problem for the President. The survey finds growing concern over pump prices, and most are unhappy with the way Obama has dealt with the issue.
Our thought for today is from Eugene McCarthy:
“It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.”