The significance of the 'Are you better off...' question

Democrats are feeling the heat as the press has taken up the question asked by Republicans at the RNC: Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" At first, the Democrats tried to finesse the question by pointing out that jobs have been created 29 months in a row and the economy is growing - albeit slowly. But that isn't working, as this Hill poll shows: A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill. Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in "worse condition" now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance. Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in "better condition," while 15 percent say it is "about the same," the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection. The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction...(Read Full Post)