More bad polling news for Obama. Only 26 percent of adults think the nation is headed in the right direction, the lowest level in two years, according to a New York Times/CBS poll. Seventy percent think we’re on the wrong track, and disapproval of Obama’s handling of the economy is at 57 percent. And 59 percent say he’s not handling the deficit right, even after he stepped up his deficit reduction PR machine last week.
I don’t know how you get reelected with numbers even close to this unless you let North Korean election officials run the balloting. Republicans also get bad marks, but everyone always hates Congress.
Obama needs to figure out how to get gasoline prices down. He needs to say that solar panels should be used to run oil refineries. Or start bowing deeply enough to Saudi rulers to kiss their boots in the same movement.
But ingenious ideas and bold moves do not come while one is campaigning. And The One is campaigning. Already.