“The economy is headed in the right direction,” the president declared in Racine Wisconsin yesterday.
This is one reason the latest from Gallup reads as it does:
By an average 10 percentage-point margin since March, 45% to 35%, independent registered voters have consistently preferred the Republican to the Democrat when asked which congressional candidate they would vote for in their district. Independents’ preference for Republicans has been generally consistent over this time, with the gap in favor of Republicans increasing slightly since March, from 8 to 12 points.
The president and his “economic team,” like his Gulf spill team, and his Iran team and his Israel team, are not dealing with the facts. Uncertainty over the goverment’s plans and worry over rising tax and regulatory burdens is strangling investment and jobs growth.
Mr. Magoo is driving, and he thinks he’s headed in the right direction.