As the economy moves to the forefront of the campaign, we see once again a familiar, dramatic and almost even split in voter opinion on the matter. Looking at the last twelve months for example, 35% of people think the economy got worse, 33% thought it got better, and 31% thought it stayed about the same. While the splits are even, the trend is anything but steady. Just two months ago, more than 60% of those polled thought the economy was getting better. Meanwhile, Bush is finding that every time he tries to run on his economic record, he sets new records instead, such as this month’s $43 billion trade deficit.
. . . Thursday March 11, 2004