Economy Leaves Obama on Shaky Ground in New Poll
A new CBS News survey is out on a number of issues. KYW’s Larry Kane reports that the economic numbers are not great lately and neither are the attitudes of the people.
The new CBS poll shows the three-quarters of all Americans believe the economic downturn will last another two years. One-third say it may go on for many years beyond that.
Tie the economy to approval ratings and you have a combustible report. President Obama’s approval rating is now at 48 percent in this survey, disapproval at 44 percent.
It’s a divided nation, except on one issue: 60 percent favor the tough new Arizona immigration law. Another 27 percent think it doesn’t go far enough. And 47 percent want to change the law allowing US-born children of illegal immigrants to have US citizenship. (Forty-nine percent say it’s okay.)
And there is increased pessimism over Congress and other incumbents, which mean great uncertainty at the ballot box come November.