Obama even with Romney in new ABC poll

That's the headline from the story about the poll but the real news is being downplayed by the media this morning. Nearly 60% of Americans think Obama is doing a crappy job on the economy. The same percentage does not believe the American economy is out of recession. And independents "strongly disapprove" of the president's handling of the economy at an astonishing 51% rate. Washington Post: Among all Americans, Obama and Romney are knotted at 47 percent each, and among registered voters, the former governor is numerically ahead, 49 percent to 46 percent. Overall, about six in 10 of those surveyed give Obama negative marks on the economy and the deficit. Significantly, nearly half strongly disapprove of his performance in these two crucial areas. Nearly two-thirds of political independents disapprove of the president's handling of the economy, including - for the first time - a slim majority who do so strongly. In another indicator of rapidly shifting views on economic issues, 45...(Read Full Post)