Like little stars.
Greg Sargent keyed in this morning on a particular finding in a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News:
Now the new Post poll has asked a question that comes very close to measuring this sentiment on a national level — and it finds that half of Americans think Republicans are blocking Obama’s good faith efforts to fix the economy for political reasons:
Which of the following statements comes closest to your point of view? Statement A: (President Obama is making a good faith effort to deal with the country’s economic problems, but the Republicans in Congress are playing politics by blocking his proposals and programs.) Or Statement B: (President Obama has not provided leadership on the economy, and he is just blaming the Republicans in Congress as an excuse for not doing his job.)
Obama making a good effort 50
Obama has not provided leadership 44
As Sargent goes on to point out, while this judgment seems damning for Republicans, there’s actually not much evidence elsewhere in the data that it’s affecting voters’ overall willingness to trust them on the economy, or to ultimately apply blame to Obama. I think this suggests a few possible interpretations:
Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon. Reach him by email at SKornacki@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @SteveKornackiMore Steve Kornacki.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.
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