by Patrick Appel

Weigel is unimpressed by it:

Voters think the economy is going to recover. The president has recovered in the polls before, and the recovery has always come when voters think they're going to get jobs again. In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 40 percent of people polled said the economy would improve "during the next 12 months," and 17 percent said it would get worse. But people were even more optimistic in September 2009. That month, 47 percent said the economy would improve, and 20 percent said it would get worse.

No news there: If the economy improves, voters will look more warmly on president Obama. If it doesn't, Obama is going through his latest false dawn.

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