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March 9th, 2009
10:21 AM ET

Is it Obama's economy yet?

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Julian E. Zelizer
Special to CNN

President Obama currently has the polls on his side. In numerous surveys, Americans have said they are pleased with Obama's performance thus far and confident the president can fix the economy, acknowledging this will take some time.

The political question for the White House is how long those poll numbers will last. At some point, the "Bush Economy" is going to become the "Obama Economy."

When that happens, Obama will be in serious political trouble unless the economy has turned around. Republicans will be able to argue that the administration's plans are not working and this perception will greatly diminish public support for the White House.

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  1. Donna

    It didn't take long for Obama's approval ratings to start slipping. His ratings are even lower than Bush's were at 53 days.

    March 14, 2009 at 12:36 am |

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