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August 08, 2014


Why an Improving Economy Isn't Helping Obama

Amy Walter: "While economists use data points to make assessments of the economy's health (unemployment rate, GDP growth, etc.), voters are more likely to use their perceptions of the president to determine if things are getting better or not. Those perceptions are driven as much by partisanship as anything else. The more Washington engages in partisan fire-fights on issues ranging from Obamacare to immigration, the more hardened those partisan perceptions become, which is why even an improving economy isn't lifting Obama's approval ratings."












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