If people start feeling better about the economy, does that change the coming elections?
People are feeling better about the economy.
A New York Times/CBS News poll out this afternoon says 41 percent of those surveyed say the economy is getting better. That’s an 8 percent jump from last month. Only 15 percent say things are getting worse.
President Obama got a 5-percent jump in ratings for his handling of the economy.
As usual, polls don’t make a lot of sense.
Last Monday, a Harris Poll found that only 32 percent of those surveyed are optimistic about the economy. And President Obama got disapproval ratings from 19 percent more people than today’s poll.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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