Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Right Track" Poll: Read ALL of It

The lede blares: The number of Americans who believe that the nation is headed in the right direction has roughly tripled since Barack Obama's election


The percentage of Americans in the new poll who said the country is on the right track still stands at just 42 percent...

Further down, Ace finds even more interesting numbers.

Still, the overall numbers look pretty good for Obama, right?

Well, yes. Until you consider the partisan split of the poll, found in the data.

Democrat: 36%
Republican: 25%
Independent: 33%

Even with an 11-point advantage among Democrats, Obama cannot convince a majority that the country is on the right track or that his approach to spending and the deficit is correct.

No matter. The story was prepackaged.

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