Poll shows deep pessimism about Obama's policies

The Hill poll that came out yesterday revealed a deep pessimism by the public regarding President Obama's economic and energy policies. The poll also shows that 49% of the public believes the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare will be "unfavorable" to the law: On economic issues, 62 percent of voters say Obama's policies will increase the debt, while 25 percent think they will cut it, and by a 48-percent-to-38-percent margin, voters believe those policies will increase joblessness rather than put people back to work. On energy, 58 percent say Obama's policies will result in gasoline prices increasing, while just 20 percent expect them to cut prices -- and by a 46-percent-to-36-percent margin, voters believe they will cause the United States to become even more dependent on foreign oil.  Voters' wide-ranging pessimism comes as gasoline prices have risen sharply, which often dampens attitudes among U.S. voters toward those in power, and as opinions remain sharply divided...(Read Full Post)