It’s the economy, stupid

A tale of three polls:

A FoxNews poll: “Less than two months before Election Day, most likely voters think the country is still in a recession, and a majority thinks the economy will improve faster if the country changes course rather than stays the course.”

The story goes on to say that 62% of Democrats think the economy is getting better, while 61% of Republicans think things could get worse.

A UPI poll: “Among likely voters, 50 percent put the onus on (President) Bush for the ongoing sluggish economic, 25 percent blamed President Obama and 4 percent blamed former President Bill Clinton in the poll conducted by CVOTER International….Asked who could better handle the economy 33 percent of likely voters said Obama and 19 percent said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, with 28 percent saying neither man is equipped for the job.”

And as with the latest Elon University Poll, likely voters said that the No. 1 issue on their minds is the economy.

Gallup released a poll today saying that Americans think that, by a 51% to 42% margin, Democrats “would do the better job of keeping the country prosperous. This is a switch from recent years, as the Republican Party was narrowly favored in 2010 and 2011 on this measure.”

— John Robinson

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