According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 52 percent disapproved of the way President Obama is handling the economy. This is proof that we are a nation of low information idiots. The NBC/Wall Street survey was conducted in the wake of the August job report, which showed that the percentage of Americans participating in the labor market was the lowest since 1978.
One of the major issues on Americans’ minds is how Congress should deal with the debt ceiling. According to this poll, 44 percent disapprove of raising it and only 22 percent approve.
I was actually surprised that the numbers disapproving of the economy and those disapproving the raising the debt ceiling was NOT higher.
However, the survey did contain some good news in my opinion since those polled said they preferred the way Republicans were working to reduce the federal budget deficit over the Democrats’ approach by a margin of 35 percent to 22 percent.