In 2000, pundits declared the presidential race to be the "Seinfeld Election" -- an election about nothing. They turned out to be wrong. But in a way, that's how Americans see this race, because they think neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney can do much about the most important issue, the economy. Plus, Latinos lean heavily toward Obama, but not because of immigration, and voters think the president abused his executive powers on Fast and Furious.
Findings: While two-thirds of Americans say the economy is poor, 60 percent of them think the winner of the presidential election will have little to no impact on the unemployment rate. And 55 percent think he'll have "just some impact" to no impact on the budget deficit.
Pollster: Associated Press/ GfK
Methodology: Survey of 1,007 adults from June 14 to June 18. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.
Why it matters: The economy is supposed to be the No. 1 issue of the campaign. Neither side has convinced voters that he could actually do something to change it. Aside from presidential politics, the pessimistic results are actually cheering. Voters are actually right: the president cannot do much to change the economy, especially not right away. For once, let us applaud the American electorate for its sophistication.