Mar 21, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
Note - this is from a Rasmussen poll but also Gallup.
With barely 19 months left until the next presidential election, fewer than 1 in 3 American voters approve of the Obama administration's economic job. [...]
And then this afternoon Biden has to speak at another Democratic Party fundraiser up in Boston.
So, it's anybody's guess why only 31% of Americans approve of the pair's focus on the economy, according to the new national poll.
That's down 3 points, or 10%, in just one week and the lowest approval since Obama's early 2009 inauguration.
Inexplicably, a whopping 45% now say Obama's doing a poor job on the economy. Older voters, who also happen to be the most reliable voters, are the most critical of the Democrat.
The economy is by far Americans' top concern, Gallup reports this morning, with nearly 3 of 4 worrying "a great deal" about it. The second concern (nearly 2 of 3) is the federal deficit and spending, or as Obama calls it "investing."
Less than 45% of homeowners expect their largest personal investment to increase in value during the next 60 months.
Nearly half of all voters believe America's best days are behind it, the most pessimism since last July.
Only 1 of 3 American workers expect to earn more money next year, the lowest level in about two years.
Only 22% of likely voters think the country is on the right track, the lowest level since before Obama's inauguration. Conversely, more than 7 in 10 voters say the country is on the wrong track, the highest level since those final few failed days of George W. Bush's two terms.