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The Problems with Podesta’s Take on Obama’s Poll Numbers


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The Problems with Podesta’s Take on Obama’s Poll Numbers

Matthew Rothschild

The folks around Barack Obama are scratching their heads, wondering why his poll numbers are autumnal, hanging there in the low to mid-40s.

John Podesta, Clinton's old chief of staff who headed up Obama's transition team, recently offered his own view that the President got bogged down in the legislative details, for one, and as a result, he couldn't deliver on his pledge to transcend partisanship. And for two, the economy didn't recover quickly enough.

Well, let's look at these.