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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Public Lowers Its Opinion of President’s Economic Policies

“The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how he is handling the nation’s economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.” (Washington Post)

Why the high expectations in the first place?

FEE Timely Classic
“Can Government Manage the Economy?” by James L. Payne