He Is Down Despite the Ups

A TIME poll finds rays of hope, but not for Reagan

Americans are starting to feel better about their own economic future and that of the nation too. So, by any logic, they are also looking more favorably on the performance of President Ronald Reagan, right? Wrong. The signs of an imminent economic recovery have had no effect at all on Reagan's general popularity. In fact, he is losing points with the public even as the economy improves. This is one of the surprising findings of the latest national opinion survey conducted for TIME by...

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