The Washington Post reports on the tragic effects of the Republican party's cognitive dissonance:
By more than a two-to-one margin, Americans believe the Democratic Party is better suited to getting the country out of a recession over the Republican Party, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll to be released today.
Almost half of all respondents, 48%, identified the Democratic Party, while just one in five, or 20%, said the Republican Party. Some 8% said both parties were equally qualified, while 16% said neither party was qualified.
According to the same poll, Obama's favorable rating is at 68%, while 48% of respondents viewed Obama's performance as "very positive." Both figures are historical highs.
Remember when President Bush boasted that he had political capital, and he intended to spend it? Republicans, be sure to take notes as you fade into political obscurity--this is what "political capital" actually looks like:
In the survey, 68 percent have a favorable opinion of the president, including 47 percent whose opinion is "very positive" — both all-time highs for Obama in the poll. Moreover, 67 percent say they feel more hopeful about his leadership and 60 percent approve of his job in the White House.