According to a new ABC/Washington Post Poll, Obama’s numbers on the deficit and economy have markedly improved. In both areas, voters trust the President almost ten percentage points more than the republicans. The GOP’s numbers are down to 36% and 34%, respectively, with Obama’s reaching 47% and 45%. For the President, this is a major improvement. Conversely, the Republicans are facing a serious problem with independent voters. Since we have to assume that at least 30% of the voters are die-hard, unapologetic republicans, 34% is just about as low as this poll can ever realistically move. Independent voters have distanced themselves from the GOP after having been in office for only two months.
I guess it doesn’t matter how well one can deceive the public with words. When the time comes, the actions taken will always be seen and (most importantly) felt. Americans aren’t inately stupid; if we were there would never have been civil rights, social security, union rights, Medicare, or any other significant social program.