It's the Economy

Republicans had hoped that the apparent recovery would take the economy off the table as an issue in this fall's congressional elections, but the latest public and private polling data suggest that they may have cause for concern. In a survey released last week, independent pollster John Zogby reported that Americans consider the Republicans no better than the Democrats on the question of which party is better at handling jobs and the economy--a dramatic slide from only two months ago, when they gave the G.O.P. a six-point edge. What's more, Democrats rated better than Republicans among every age group except 30-...

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